Running on Empty Dreams (2009)

Running on Empty Dreams (2009)

Director Nitara Lee Osbourne

Writer Nitara Lee Osbourne

Genre Drama, Romance

Year 2009

Actors Kathleen Benner, Rachel Owens, Jose Rosete, Wil Rillero

IMDB : 4.6 (611 votes)


Description Young and athletic Sydney Harris finds out that she has six months to live unless she and her husband can come up with the money for her medical treatment. Sounds simple enough; get the money, save her life. But her underpaid, working class husband can't afford the treatment. And time is ticking away. As Sydney begins to seek out a means to save her life, she begins to question her existence and does some soul searching, only to find herself falling in love with a single mom in the neighborhood that Sydney and her family have just moved into. Sydney is then forced to choose between her religious upbringing, her husband and son, and a love that she hides, all while fighting a losing battle to save her own life.


  • Ryan Reed 2016-03-17 21:36:24
    This looks depressing, yet titillating.
  • mzzzhedison 2015-10-19 13:43:46
    Running on empty ideas...
  • zahra tahir 2014-04-04 20:51:29
    This movie was very sad i cried im warning u now
  • MrZiomek332 2013-09-01 00:45:13
    Cool :D
  • Paragony 2012-11-11 05:26:01
    The director of this movie was my teacher last year :o
  • Abawhat123 2012-02-14 01:32:42
    I thought this movie was terrible! The acting was not good at all and I didnt feel the connection between them. In a good love story their is all this build up and intense sexual tension that when they finally get together...its so amazing! This movie did not capture it at all.
  • Taylor Evans 2012-02-13 00:43:47
    why does she have to be dying? that ruined the whole thing -.-
  • M. Labarre 2011-12-27 19:32:50
    List of actually GOOD Lesbian movies that don't suck or have bad acting! 1. Elena Undone 2010 2. The secret diaries of Miss Anne Lister 2010 3. Affinity 2008 4. Claire of the Moon 1992 (OK, sorta bad but still OK) 5. Fingersmith Part 1 and Part 2 (It's not what you think you perverts, LOL) 6. I can't think straight 2008 7. Loving Annabelle 2006 (Should have been longer) 8. The Gymnast 2006 (One of my faves.) 9. Tipping the Velvet, Part 1,2, and 3 10. When night is falling 1995 11. High Art 1998
  • M. Labarre 2011-12-27 18:58:51
    OK, to be honest, this movie is free on Youtube and for free it is not that bad. I am assuming they had a very small budget to work with as in most lesbian films, and the actors and bad acting show that. The story is like about half of all the lesbian films out there, straight married woman meets and falls in love with another woman, man freaks out and acts like a barbarian, woman follows her heart and credits roll. Elena Undone, The Gymnast, Affinity, and When night is falling, are much better.
  • elchamber 2011-09-15 07:53:05
    What were the inspirations in making this movie? I'm interested cause I remembered a story where this lesbian couple were denied saying good bye to one another in the hospital because they weren't married nor related.
  • crl6pn 2011-05-26 03:10:45
    wow!!!!!! reading the plot and looking at the trailer, just had to say wow!!!!!!!! seems like these "actors" can't act, but heck i'm bored and i'll give it a shot for free online!!!!!
  • Virginia Tomova 2011-05-21 19:43:37
    A great actor is one that you cannot tell the difference b/w when he is in character and when he is not during an audition. The performance is so natural to him/her that s/he becomes the vision, driving force of the movie, and the part is written for him or her. The perfomance by the lead actress lacked that in tremendous significance. It seemed like it was not natural for her to play such a role. The delivery of the lines seemed rather rehearsed than natural. The acting overall was average.
  • Virginia Tomova 2011-05-21 19:34:40
    The acting was not bad but it was not great either. An average actor can memorize lines and add a little emotion to those lines to make them more dramatic. What distinguishes average actors from Oscar winning actors is the difference in the delivery of those lines and the emotion attached to them.
  • Virginia Tomova 2011-05-21 19:22:27
    I saw this movie last night. As a person who comes from film making and screenwriting background, there were numeorus flaws not only in the directing of this movie but also in the quality of acting. The theme of the movie was not that bad. The transition between the scenes was not smooth. The dialogue at times did not make that much sense with the overall theme and there were many unnecessary elements in it.
  • ebony 2011-01-06 01:19:41
    terrible film, don't waste your time.
  • Sam Chords 2010-02-22 05:35:46
    the actors are hot so i dont give a fuck if its cheesy *downloading*
  • SneakerGirl Audrey 2010-02-09 23:44:37
    @vielsfrith agreed, not good at all
  • chelsealovesyou111 2010-01-10 14:34:54
    haha. All i can do is laugh at the cheezy-ness of this trailer. It's a good thing they have hot actors otherwise..not a chance in hell i'd watch it.
  • MCrushala 2009-09-27 05:31:12
    SOOOOO CHEEZY. never seen so much...cheez.
  • mariamqwert 2009-05-21 23:16:52
    This... doesn't look like it's gunna be that good...

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