My Friend Dahmer

My Friend Dahmer

DVD - 2018
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A young Jeffrey Dahmer struggles to belong in high school.
"A warped wonder of a movie about a cannibalistic serial killer's awkward teenage years-it takes twisted to areas few have investigated."--Rolling Stone.
"This film is sensitively wrought. It's credible in its evocation of mid-'70s suburbia. The acting is excellent throughout, and Ross Lynch in the role of Dahmer elicits genuine sympathy for an increasingly lost but not yet monstrous soul."--New York Times.
"It sees Jeffrey Dahmer for what he was: a young man who could express himself only through the most hideous violence. Yet it shows you that what he had to express was real."--Variety.
Publisher: [United States] : FilmRise, ©2018.
Edition: Widescreen ed.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (circa 107 min.) :,sound, color ;,12 cm.


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Sep 28, 2018

Creepy. Skin crawling. Scary. Pure evil.

Sep 17, 2018

Not nearly as good as Derf's graphic novel of the same title. I'm not a graphic novel fan, but I read the engrossing, beautifully drawn "My Friend Dahmer" in one sitting. The DVD was boring enough that I turned it off halfway through.

Aug 20, 2018

Excellent, 5-star movie. It is honest throughout. The acting and the script are very authentic.

The film is so realistic that it reminded me of another highly authentic movie about a serial killer: "Henry: Portrait of A Serial Killer." The two titles could be viewed together as studies in pathology.

The director pulls his punches at several points so that we do not have to witness some horrific scenes, and the film benefits from this.

Aug 15, 2018

Not worth your time.

Jul 23, 2018

it's been said that everyone should be tested before high school in this tough world. jeff should have been, and school shootings second that.

Jul 23, 2018

Perhaps my expectations were too high to begin with...but this move really seems to plod on. Some parts did not quite make sense and the pacing was a little too slow. It seems the director took a think script and tried stretching it to fit a full length movie. The result is a movie with more potential than actual impact. A bit of a disappointment.

Jul 22, 2018

Interesting view of the early years before a young man becomes a serial killer. The film lacks psychological information as to what really made him become a killer.

ReadingAdviser_Sally Jul 10, 2018

Very similar to the Graphic Novel it was based on.

Jun 21, 2018

Such a boring movie. I wasn't even going to watch the whole thing, but I kept hoping it might get better. It Never did. It was so bad, I'm not even sure why they made it.

Jun 21, 2018

It was.... ok.
His mom is portrayed as a wing nut and his dad as trying to help him. Good acting though.

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ReadingAdviser_Sally Jul 10, 2018

Sexual Content: Masturbation

ReadingAdviser_Sally Jul 10, 2018

Violence: Towards animals and implied intent towards humans

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