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My Friend Dahmer (2017)

Director:
Marc Meyers
COUNTRY
USA
GENRE
Biography
NORWEGIAN TITLE
My Friend Dahmer
RUNNING TIME
107 minutes
Producer:
Jody Girgenti
Marc Meyers
Adam Goldworm
Michael Merlob
Milan Chakrabooty
Screenwriter (based on "My Friend Dahmer" by Derf Backderf:
Marc Meyers


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Jeffrey Dahmer Ross Lynch
John "Derf" Backderf Alex Wolff
Dr. Matthews Vincent Kartheiser
Joyce Dahmer Anne Heche
Lionel Dahmer Dallas Roberts

 

Review

My Friend Dahmer is a psychologically well-informed and ostensibly quite respectful delve into the complex and in many ways fascinating Jeffrey Dahmer, focused on his teenage years leading up to his first known murder. Young Ross Lynch plays the title character with a well-balanced combination of mimicry and depth, and his performance along with the basis for the story itself, which is the memoirs of Dahmer's high-school friend John "Derf" Backderf, combine for one of the more enlightened and meaningful movies in the portrait-of-a-serial-killer sub-genre.

Copyright 14.06.2019 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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