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Imaginary Heroes (2004)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  10 November 2005 (Germany)
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The Travis family façade is destroyed by an event incomprehensible to them -- an event which will open locked doors and finally reveal the secrets that have haunted them for decades.

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The Travis family façade is destroyed by an event incomprehensible to them -- an event which will open locked doors and finally reveal the secrets that have haunted them for decades. Written by Anonymous

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People are never who they seem to be

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for substance abuse, sexual content, language and some violence | See all certifications »
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Heróis Imaginários  »

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Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

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$4,696 (USA) (17 December 2004)

Gross:

$228,524 (USA) (13 May 2005)
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At an assembly, a student reads "original poetry" by another who had recently killed herself. The poetry is actual an excerpt from the lyrics to "Alive" by Pearl Jam. See more »

Goofs

Matt's swimming time at the start of the movie is 44.3 for a 100 meter long course swim. This time would better the world record of 47.84. If he had been swimming in a short course yard (instead of long course meters) pool this time would have been a great time, but not a world record. See more »

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[first lines]
Tim Travis: Matt Travis was a great swimmer. But it wasn't just that he was a great swimmer, it was simply that he was greater at swimming than anyone I ever knew was good at whatever they were good at.
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Spoofs Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) See more »

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It's Alright
Written by Ozzy Osbourne (as John Osbourne), Bill Ward, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler (as Terence Butler)
Performed by Peace Out featuring Chris Logan
Produced by Michael Mani (as Michael J. Mani) and Dick Rudolph (as Richard Rudolph)
Courtesy of Rudolph Productions
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A decent movie about a family fighting to hold on and make sense of it all.
24 September 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Not exactly the happiest movie, it's a suburban drama along the lines of The Ice Storm or American Beauty combining dark humour with tragedy just not quite as well as those movies did.

Still strong performances especially from Sigourney Weaver who gives a penetrating portrait as the mother of this dysfunctional clan as we follow year in the life of her family, left devastated by the suicide of the eldest son, a champion swimmer. Jeff Daniels is, wow, quite an a-hole here. Very unlikeable and unredeemed by the end. He shows his pain by verbally striking out at his family. Emile Hirshe is young here but does a fantastic job and I really enjoyed the relationship he had with his mother. 8/20/14


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