Dream (2023) Review – an average sports film with a small twist

sports films can appear repetitive, following the classic formula of a seasoned professional coaching a struggling team, often comprising less skilled players

Netflix’s Korean film “Dream” fits into this sports movie mold but offers a unique twist by revolving around a team of homeless men preparing for the Homeless World Cup

The story kicks off with Yoon Hong-dae (Park Seo-joon), a professional soccer player facing a public image crisis

after an altercation with a press member over his mother’s legal issues.

He is asked to coach Korea’s team for the Homeless Football World Cup, while documentarian Lee So-min (Lee Ji-eun) captures the journey for television.

the film falls short in addressing the actual issues faced by the homeless.