american dreamer

American Dreamer

Directed by Paul Dektor
U.S | 2022 | Narrative
98 minutes

Based on a true story, “American Dreamer” is the story of Dr. Phil Loder (Peter Dinklage), a low-level, adjunct professor of economics, whose grand dream of owning a home is tragically out of reach. Phil's a dreamer. Most dreams don't come true. Phil hates that. But that's not going to stop Phil from dreaming. An incredible, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity comes his way when a lonely, childless, near-death widow (Shirley MacLaine) offers Phil her sprawling estate for pennies, but he quickly learns the deal is too good to be true and the American dream is not quite what it used to be. This timely drama premiered at the 2022 Telluride Film Festival.