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California Dreaming
California Dreaming
Actor: Dave Foley
Genres: Comedy
UR     2008     1hr 30min

On the outside, Stu and Ginger Gainor live the middle American dream - a house in the Omaha, Nebraska suburbs, two children, and two incomes. But on closer inspection, it's apparent that the Gainors' perfect life could use...  more »


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Actor: Dave Foley
Creator: Lea Thompson
Genres: Comedy
Sub-Genres: Comedy
Studio: Mti Home Video
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen
DVD Release Date: 01/15/2008
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 1hr 30min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English
Subtitles: Spanish

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Member Movie Reviews

Michel D. (michelann) from WALNUT GROVE, MO
Reviewed on 8/16/2013...
Will the typical family choose Branson Missouri or southern California for their next vacation? Decisions – decisions! These folks can’t even get along at home so what makes them think they can exist for a week or two in an RV? This hilarious movie is fun and has a good family story to tell. We get along because we are a family… simple as that! Watch for some fun moments with Patricia Richardson (Home Improvement) as a rather ditzy sister with issues of her own. Try it you will love it!

Movie Reviews

Mediocre but satisfying road-trip comedy
Brendan M. Howard | Kansas, USA | 04/30/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Lea Thompson is over-the-top and fantastic in a role that finds her playing an uptight mother who is at times the underdog and other times the villain. Poor Mrs. Gainor just wants to relive a sort-of mysterious perfect vacation she had in Doheny Beach, California, during her high school years. It slowly becomes evident that nobody but her wants this out-of-the-way vacation. Everyone else would be happier settling for their perpetual crash pad: Branson, Missouri.

Everyone in this ensemble piece--including "Home Improvement" alumna Patricia Richardson as a well-meaning aunt--is adequate. The plot is relatively predictable and the gags are commonplace, but a few funny scenes and an energetic Thompson may win this one a few fans in the audiences of understanding indie film fans.
S. Crosby | Weeping Water, NE United States | 02/12/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Granted, not everyone will like this movie, especially if they are looking for over-the-top comedy like that of RV. I found it very entertaining, perhaps because I live in Nebraska and have experienced these attitudes and behaviors. Yes, Foley is a bit bland and Thompson ascerbic and the inability to leave the city ridiculous, but the rest works for me. Loved the kids, the relatives and the dog. At times the movie reminded me of About Schmidt in its slice-of-life approach."