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“Dream” tells the story of a team of people trying out for the Homeless World Cup, an annual international soccer event. Yoon Hong Dae is a professional soccer player on disciplinary probation after being caught up in an unexpected incident. He becomes the coach of a thrown-together soccer team, but as time passes, comes to sincerely care for and trust in the team members, becoming a true leader. Lee So Min is a producing director who dreams of finding success through a documentary about Hong Dae’s team. (Source: Soompi) Edit Translation

  • English
  • 한국어
  • Arabic
  • Українська
  • Country: South Korea
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: Apr 26, 2023
  • Duration: 2 hr. 5 min.
  • Score: 8.0 (scored by 8,415 users)
  • Ranked: #2208
  • Popularity: #826
  • Content Rating: 13+ - Teens 13 or older

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42 people found this review helpful
Jul 26, 2023
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Overall 8.5
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 6.5

The KMovie is carefree, harmless and heartily. However, it is not trivial.

"Dream" is about team spirit as a positive force that allows a group to excel itself. The KMovie is carefree, harmless and heartily. However, it is not trivial, as it sides with those commonly referred to in society as the weak.

You shouldn't expect too much, then everything works quite well. Obviously, IU and Park So-joon are the show's carthorses. But that doesn't do justice to the rest of the cast, who all contribute their unique esprit. “Dream” comes across as teamwork through and through.

Although it was filmed at original locations in Budapest, somehow, in my opinion, the casting (unfortunately) often enough doesn't work so well, when Korean productions are dependent on actors from different origin. For whatever reason. Even if it's only supporting roles or extras in this case, they seem to be rather amateurish. Hm.

All in all: “Dream” is a KMovie for high spirits and light fare. Not intrusive. With a few flaws here and there. However, also with some well-placed, wonderful and valuable messages in passing.

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38 people found this review helpful
Jun 28, 2023
Completed 0
Overall 6.5
Story 6.0
Acting/Cast 7.0
Music 6.0
Rewatch Value 3.5
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Anything but a sports movie.

So, I'm writing this movie after seeing 7.9 ratings, which I feel is very biased for this movie.
I will come to the point that this is an average movie that claims to be sport-comedy, but there's nothing sporty about this movie.
Half the time, it felt like they were playing Rugby, not Football. The Homeless Soccer Tournament was a big joke as there were no rules on fouls and penalties.
Coming to the acting, Park Seo Joon and IU both were good and were ably supported by the rest of the cast. But that's it. They were just good and not even once went beyond that.
But the main criticism is there's no character development. It seems like they have put a bunch of sob stories expecting to gain sympathy from the audience. It doesn't work in this era, maybe in the 80s and 90s but not now.
Giving sob stories is fine but you have to show their character development and this was hardly true for any of the characters. And as for the comedy, there were a few hits and misses, mostly misses. It only made me smile, not made me laugh, which I think is a must for a movie marketed as "sports-comedy".

Overall, a better effort was required from all, the director, the writer and the actors.

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  • Movie: Dream
  • Country: South Korea
  • Release Date: Apr 26, 2023
  • Duration: 2 hr. 5 min.
  • Content Rating: 13+ - Teens 13 or older


  • Score: 8.0 (scored by 8,415 users)
  • Ranked: #2208
  • Popularity: #826
  • Watchers: 18,568

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