Bill Paxton Is a Terrifying Cop in This ‘Mean Dreams’ Trailer

Bill Paxton is one of the more underrated creepy bad dudes in film, and he appears to be showing off his deepest, darkest side in Mean Dreams.

Paxton plays a small-town sheriff and a truly horrible father who is into all manner of bad dealings with dangerous men. Here’s the trailer, and it’s pretty great:

Here’s the IMDb synopsis:

Mean Dreams is a thriller about a fifteen-year-old boy who steals a bag of drug money and runs away with the girl he loves while her corrupt cop father hunts them down. This coming-of-age fable brings together the desperation of life on the run and the beauty and wonder of first love.

Terrifying, murderous father figures who are corrupt cops and a coming-of-age teen drama are two types of stories I never imagined sharing screen time.

When Bill Paxton can wrangle his tendency to overact, the guy is aces. He looks to be balancing menace and calm pretty well in Mean Dreams, which was a moderate success at Cannes. Some loved it, others not so much. Alongside Paxton are Josh Wiggins and  Sophie Nélisse as the two young lovers.

Mean Dreams has been making festival rounds, and has a French release early next year. No domestic date has been set yet, I suspect a VOD release might be in its future.

Larry Taylor - Managing Editor
Larry Taylor - Managing Editor
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