The Dream Children

Synopsis: Troubled TV personality Steven Evans struggles to find meaning in his life in the face of the superficial world he has created. Smothered by celebrity and materialism, Steven's only respite is through solitary visits to the ocean and shallow sexual encounters with the acquaintances that orbit his life. When his long-term partner hurls him headfirst into fatherhood, Steven's initial reluctance is gradually replaced with love, as he discovers, in his new family, a bond stronger than any he has experienced before. But the return of an unexpected visitor triggers off a series of events that thrusts Steven and his family into a cycle of loneliness, self-destruction and grief.
Genre: Drama
98 min

All right?

I want to feel like

that we're a family

and that we're not just

fucking around here.

We're building a house from

the ground up on the beach.

Now, that seems...

- Yeah, I want...

a little bit more

than fucking around to me,

don't you think, Alex?

I want something real.

Well, this is not going to

be made out of fucking LEGOs.

Not just about the house, Steve.

Well, what the... what

the f*ck is it about?


You tell me.



[snaps fingers] Would

you like a drink?


Two glasses of wine, please.



Can you get me a bottle?

Hey, you want to

watch something?


I'll leave it to you.

[woman moaning]

Well, good morning.

Good morning.

Are we ready to get excited?

If you're offering.


We found the ideal site.


- Down by Ocean Grove.

- Coffee time!

- Ocean Grove?

- Yeah, it's perfect.

What's wrong with that?

Well, it's his money.

Uh, here we go.

Cafe latte for you.

Thank you.

And a flat white for you, sir.

Thank you, sir.

Now, there's... there's

something I really want.

Ah, the S&M room.

All black, leather harness,

porn, mirrors on the ceiling.

Oh yeah, that's... that's funny.

No, I'm being serious.

OK, we're listening.

I want a nursery.

- Um...

- He means a [inaudible].

No, no, no.

No, I mean a nursery.


- Yeah, easy.


Everyone should have a nursery.

Um, yeah.

Uh' easy, easy.

Look, um, yeah, we

could... we could

put one here, on the south side,

overlooking the herb garden.

You get that... that

morning light...

Morning sun, yeah.

Yeah, yeah, yeah, beautiful.

With its own bathroom here here,

and some sort of... um-can

you put in a rec

room, like there?

Um, well, yeah.

I mean, you see the overhang.

- Yeah.

If we knock that down...

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Julia Britton

Julia Britton (27 June 1914 - 5 November 2012) was an Australian playwright. Britton was perhaps best known for her literary adaptations and biographical plays. more…

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