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As a widower tries to piece together his life in the wake of his wife's suicide, his daughter finds solace -- at first -- in her imaginary friend.

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Hide and Seek revolves around a widower and his daughter. They move to upstate and Emily soon creates an imaginary friend named Charlie... but this act takes an unexpected and terrifying turn, where her father and doctor start to worry about Emily's gruesome habits. Written by ek025

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Rated R for frightening sequences and violence | See all certifications »

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28 January 2005 (USA)  »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)

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$502,631 (Japan) (22 April 2005)

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$3,082,877 (Japan) (13 May 2005)
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According to the magazine Time, "Dakota Fanning reportedly took a pay cut from her million-plus fee on 'Hide and Seek' to get her name above the title right next to Robert De Niro's." See more »

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During the beginning of the movie when Emily is on the merry-go-round, she has permanent front teeth, but during some of the latter parts of the movie she still has baby teeth. See more »

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[first lines]
Alison: Faster.
Emily: No, no, no.
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Good Thriller, With an Excellent Very Dark Alternative End
16 July 2005 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

After the suicide of his wife, the psychiatrist Dr. David Callaway (Robert De Niro) decides to move with his traumatized daughter Emily (Dakota Fanning) from New York to the country to give more attention to her. In their huge old house, Emily finds a new and violent invisible friend called Charlie, making David very concerned with her mental state.

"Hide and Seek" is a good, but predictable thriller. Dakota Fanning has another outstanding performance, on the contrary of in the just-released "War of the Worlds", where she is histrionic. Robert De Niro is too old to act as the father of Emily, but in the end, this movie is enjoyable. The DVD shows three alternative ends, and there is a very dark one, which is excellent, with Emily in an institution. Unfortunately, the commercial end prevails and becomes the "official" conclusion of the movie. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "O Amigo Oculto" (The Hidden Friend")


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