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Dream a Little Dream 2 Reviews

Corey Feldman and Corey Haim are together again in this overplotted, straight-to-video sequel to DREAM A LITTLE DREAM, their 1989 B-movie hit. Since their last outing, Dinger Holfield (Haim) and Bobby Keller (Feldman) have moved, with Bobby's sister Rachel (Robyn Lively), from Cleveland to Hollywood, where Dinger aspires to live a middle-class lifestyle by selling suits in a men's shop. Dinger, meanwhile, pursues a more spiritual existence, while working at a condom store. One day, Dinger and Bobby receive a package from a deceased friend containing two pairs of sunglasses. The friends quickly discover that the glasses have magical powers, compelling the wearer of one pair to carry out the wishes of the wearer of the second pair. The seductive Lena Drago (Stacie Randall) steals the glasses and Bobby is arrested for the theft. Thanks to a seance Bobby holds in his jail cell, Dinger and Rachel recover the glasses before Lena can sell them to a wealthy dealer, kill the bad guys, and discover that they have always loved each other. When Bobby is finally released from jail, he and Dinger throw away the glasses, which have only caused them trouble. Did the world really need a sequel to 1989's DREAM A LITTLE DREAM, a belated carbon copy of the once-fashionable body-switching formula (e.g. LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON, 1987)? This time, the emphasis is on the teenagers, but the crime plot seems like a rehash of a USA cable-TV movie with voguish New Age elements and would-be arty dream sequences thrown in for good measure. The real interest in DREAM A LITTLE DREAM 2 should have been the reteaming of the Coreys, Feldman and Haim, but the real-life friends spend little on-screen time together, and the comic potential of the Felix-and-Oscar role reversal caused by the magic glasses is almost completely thrown away. (And just why is it that the less charismatic Feldman always gets the bigger part in the Corey-Corey oeuvre?) Fans of the pair will have to return to the more suspenseful LOST BOYS (1987) or the more cheerfully screwball LICENSE TO DRIVE (1988) for a better "Corey" picture. (Violence, sexual situations, profanity.)