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My Friend Dahmer (2017)

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A young Jeffrey Dahmer struggles to belong in high school.

Director:

Marc Meyers

Writers:

Marc Meyers, John Backderf (based on the book My Friend Dahmer by) (as Derf Backderf)
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3,927 ( 236)
1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Zachary Davis Brown ... Freshman Boy (as Zac Brown)
Lily Kozub ... Freshman Girl
Ross Lynch ... Jeff Dahmer
Vincent Kartheiser ... Dr. Matthews
Alex Wolff ... John 'Derf' Backderf
Adam Kroloff Adam Kroloff ... Mr. Burlman
Anne Heche ... Joyce Dahmer
Brady M.K. Dunn Brady M.K. Dunn ... Bossy (as Brady Dunn)
Michael Ryan Boehm Michael Ryan Boehm ... Shorty (as Michael Ryan)
Dallas Roberts ... Lionel Dahmer
Liam Koeth ... Dave Dahmer
Tommy Nelson ... Neil
Harrison Holzer ... Mike
Cameron McKendry ... Moose
Jake Ingrassia Jake Ingrassia ... Gooch
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Storyline

A young Jeffrey Dahmer struggles to belong in high school.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Inspired by true events. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

R for disturbing images, language, teen drug use, drinking and sexual content, and for brief nudity | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

Alex Wolff, playing Derf Backderf, mentioned eerie events occurring in Dahmer's real house, such as lights turning off everywhere and there being a general sense of unease or nausea among the actors. It remains one of the creepiest experiences in his acting career. See more »

Goofs

(around 1 hr. and 12 min.) The camera's reflection can be seen behind the car, after Jeff and his friends park. See more »

Quotes

Lionel Dahmer: You need to be more normal!
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Connections

Version of Jeffrey (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Boogie On Up
Written by Wayne Bickerton and Tony Waddington
Performed by Rokotto
Courtesy of Platform Music Group
By arrangement with State Records
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A Star in the Making
17 February 2018 | by gpride2009See all my reviews

I am writing this review to shed a light on the amazing, masterful, Oscar worthy performance of Ross Lynch. As far as I've noticed, it is his first big screen performance, and he delivers. He is definitely worthy of an award for best actor. The way he portrays the character is so realistic, that I cannot imagine him being other than this in real life, in the sense that he embodies the character brilliantly. Regarding the movie, I like movies that leave you feeling a bit confused. Am I supposed to sympathize with him? Is that what the movie was about? There is no way to feel empathy for a person who committed those horrible crimes, but if the movie made you even consider it, makes it brilliant. Eventually, I realized that I was infatuated with Ross Lynch's acting so much, that I was actually liking him as an actor in that role, but not the person he was portraying.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 March 2018 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

My Friend Dahmer See more »

Filming Locations:

Cleveland, Ohio, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$35,545, 5 November 2017

Gross USA:

$1,361,611

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,436,751
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39:1
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