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  • Summary: An edgy, contemporary take on an age-old story, Daydream Believer follows the escapades of a small town girl discovered in a community theater production by a returning celebrity. (Two Boots Pioneer Theater)
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    Eisenstadt has an unerring sense of comedic rhythm and a knack of cutting away just in time to extract the drop of humor from a potentially pathetic situation.
  2. 70
    It's the best kind of homemade movie, created with skill, modesty and a pleasing awareness of what works in an ultra-low-budget format that tends to be performance and storytelling, rather than visual expressiveness and technical polish.
  3. 63
    The story doesn't break any new ground, but the movie has energy.
  4. 60
    Eisenstadt does an excellent job bringing the story of an ambitious young woman setting out to fulfill a dream full circle.
  5. Eisenstadt does a nice job with limited resources (shot briskly on video, the film feels like a home movie), successfully capturing the futility of struggling actors.
  6. Reviewed by: Scott Foundas
    An unusually bright, inspired look at the perils of breaking into the acting business.
  7. Eisenstadt has nowhere to go with her catalogue of relaxed urban crazies, and at 79 minutes, the movie is padded out by four song interludes too many.