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'The American Dream'

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About to ship out for Marine duty in Afghanistan, two close friends (Jamil Walker Smith, Malcolm Goodwin) decide to record their experiences during their last days home in this drama - originally titled "Make a Movie Like Spike" - which made the film-festival rounds in 2011.

The result is impactful not only for the young men, but also for the friends and relatives they'll be leaving behind. *** (Not rated: AS, P)

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