Dreamcatcher full movie review - Predictable and depressing
I don't know what would constitute a "spoiler" in the case of a
documentary like this but just in case...
If you read the brief summary
and you've previously seen any of the innumerable documentaries about
the underbelly of the "American Dream" you won't be very surprised by
this one. It features innumerable grotesquely obese black American
women (and they're almost all black) talking about being abused from
the age of as low as four years old or recounting a life of
prostitution and drug addiction. The women running the program - ex
prostitutes - are doing the best they can to rescue some of the victims
and to prevent children from descending into this hellish lifestyle.
It's yet another of the innumerable incarnations of the "anonymous"
12-step programs plus various one-on one educational attempts. There's
something fundamentally wrong with the society that this film
illuminates and I can't imagine that it will change in any fundamental
way no matter what anyone tries to do about the symptoms. The obesity
tells us as much as anything else in this film which, overall,
illustrates a profoundly ignorant world.