Skip to main content

R| 1 hr. 19 min.

Plot Summary
Software designer Rand (John Livingston) creates an animated computer program for children and tests it on a preschool class that happens to be taught by Sarah (Sabrina Lloyd), whom he has a crush on. He manages to begin a relationship with Sarah, but after he witnesses his parents' relationship deteriorate when his mother starts to suffer from Alzheimer's, Rand develops cynical, scientific opinions about the nature of love. Unfortunately, this upsets Sarah, who is more earnest and romantic.

Cast: John Livingston , Sabrina Lloyd , Bruno Campos , Reuben Grundy , Kathleen Antonia , Nicole Wilder ,

Director: Mark Decena

Genres: Romantic comedy

Dopamine (2003)

Release Date: October 10th, 2003|1 hr. 19 min.

critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( )
  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    That rare thing, an American romantic film that's not a comedy and that's more about love than sex. show more

  • 60
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Dopamine could do with a bit more of whatever hormone governs pacing, but Mr. Decena is a director with a future. He knows how to connect with his actors. show more

  • 50
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    Billed as the first film to go from conception to the big screen within the Sundance program, Dopamine is an amiably slight independent film that probably should have gone directly to the Sundance Channel. show more

similar movies

  • Me and You and Everyone We Know (2005)

  • Reality Bites (1994)

  • Waitress (2007)

  • Smart People (2008)

  • Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

Stay Connected with Moviefone

Download the Free App!

How do you watch stuff?


How else do you watch?

Select your online providers
My Settings

You are currently subscribed as: {email}


Get the latest reviews, movie news, photos, and trailers sent straight to your inbox.

Weekly Newsletter

Daily alerts


You're not following any movies.

These are the movies you’re currently following.

    Update settings