Jeffrey Dahmer murdered 17 men and boys in the American Midwest, becoming one of history’s most infamous serial killers. This is the story before that story. Jeff (Disney Channel’s Ross Lynch) is an awkward teenager struggling to make it through high school with a family life in ruins. His bizarre behavior at school attracts unexpected friends, a group of band-nerds who form The Dahmer Fan Club, headed by Derf Backderf (Alex Wolff, “Patriots Day”). But as they near graduation, Jeff’s depravity continues to take hold, and he spirals further out of control. Based on Backderf’s critically acclaimed 2012 graphic novel and written for the screen and directed by Marc Meyers, MY FRIEND DAHMER is the haunting, sad, funny, true story of Jeffrey Dahmer in high school.
This is the story before that story. Jeffrey Dahmer struggles with a difficult family life as a young boy. During his teenage years he slowly transforms, edging closer to the serial killer he becomes.
Very boring. It was so slow.
this movie was so pointless and a waste of money. he doesnt do anything intresting... just him acting like he’s special needs......
this movie is the best one i’ve ever seen. Ross Lynch gave an amazing performance on the teenage life of Jeffrey Dahmer. It has the right mixture of comedy and horror/thriller. I definitely recommend this movie.
My friend Dahmer movie was as stupid as Dahmer himself! I wasted my money. #refund
This was a poor representation of his life. Everything was overly exaggerated.
My Friend Dahmer is an incredible movie. It’s no where near a bad movie and I wouldn’t exactly call it horror. It has it’s moments but isn’t necessarily very scary.
For a movie about a serial killer, this was quite boring.
One of the top five films of 2017/early 2018. I felt so much sympathy for the protagonist even though we all know how the story ultimately ends. Acting was top–notch and screenwriting was, too. How they got Ross Lynch, a kid from the Disney Channel, to play this role is beyond me because that seemed like a move out of left field at first, but holy cow that kid is TALENTED and just nailed it. Not too fast but not too slow in terms of pacing during the film...just enough detail and conflict to keep me on my toes. I enjoyed how the film didn't paint Dahmer as a menace lurking in the shadows laughing maniacally, but as a troubled kid who is desperate for some sort of direction and support that he never finds. At one point he even says, "I wish I had a best friend." Even though there's no excuse for what he went on to do in his adult life, that just broke my heart. Maybe if we pay attention to lonely kids like him in schools, we can prevent them from going out into the world and wreaking havoc and chaos.
Even though it wasn’t a movie about what was in Dahmer’s mind it gives you an idea on what he could’ve been thinking and why he did what he did. I felt like it was such a great job what all the actors did. Got to give credits to Ross Lynch though he tried to put himself in what could’ve happen inside Dahmer’s mind and it work out perfectly in my opinion. Some people may not have like the idea of having a movie about a serial killer but I think it’s a good way to see the signs and prevent from having others like him. In general shock for what the movie had to offer such an incredible movie I would totally recommend it.
I saw My Friend Dahmer in theatres and it ws so amazing that when i found out you could pre-order it, i bought it right away. One of the best films of 2017, and Ross Lynch was an amzing actor.Recommened to all!