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A well-educated psychiatrist leaves an academic career to work at an institution where his father, a novelist, lived before writing a renowned children's book. Acclimating to his position, he encounters a schizophrenic who helps him to discover the book's secrets and his place in the story. Written by Anonymous

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Every fairy tale needs its hero.

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Rated PG-13 for thematic issues | See all certifications »

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The dream sequence in the beginning shows the young Zachary with huge brown eyes - the adult Zachary has blue eyes. See more »

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Gabriel Finch: [narrating] For those of you who do not know, this is how it began. Zachary Small was an ordinary little boy. He lived with his ordinary father in an ordinary house in an ordinary town. What Zachary did not know - could not know - was just how unordinary he was. I had heard the stories of young Zachary and his fearlessness. I had seen with my own eyes his selfless acts of bravery and courage. And I knew deep in my heart that he would return to rescue me when I was imprisoned in the ...
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A young psychiatric therapist is assigned to a mental facility where his father was once a patient.
12 September 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This is a GREAT movie! It will put Joshua Michael on the map, so to speak. Ian Mckellan is his usual fantastic self, and William Hurt, Alan Cumming are fantastic in it also. Michael Moriarty is back on screen after his hiatus, and captivates completely. Cynthia Stevenson and Vera Farmiga are absolutely superb. All these great actors are playing patients in an insane asylum, as well as Ken Roberts, who plays Terrence - a surprisingly poignant performance. Mr. Roberts and the script should be nominated. This film is a bright surprise and a must-see! Kudos all around, especially for Joshua Michael Stern, whose script is the best surprise of all, however, as he intertwines pathos, comedy and the human condition into a captivating, sometimes gripping work. This will go down as one of those "Good old movies"


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