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A young girl's relationship with her imaginary friends resonates throughout her town in the Australian Outback.

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A young girl's relationship with her imaginary friends resonates throughout her town in the Australian Outback.

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. . . a rare gem of an Australian family film See more »

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Drama | Family

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Rated PG for mild thematic elements, language and some violence | See all certifications »
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22 November 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Amigos Imagin├írios  »

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Budget:

AUD 11,400,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,716 (USA) (22 November 2006)

Gross:

$13,751 (USA) (23 March 2007)
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Right Back Where We Started from
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a quieter and deeper Full Monty
18 July 2006 | by (Santa Barbara, California) – See all my reviews

This is quite a good film about a sun-scorched prospector town and family members whose dreams and imaginary worlds drive each other nuts. It's deeper than the director's best-known film, The Full Monty, though the topic is similar: the struggles of working-class folks to stay closer to their dreams than they are to their failures. The depiction of the town dynamics seemed to me as flawless as the individual performances, and as someone who comes from a family with shall we say a non-standard member, I was impressed with the film's ability to produce a familiar emotional mix of exasperation, devotion, and desire for a truly imaginative cure for the main problem. The movie delivers on this last point. It would be wrong to see this as a chick flick, because as in The Full Monty the cast and crew are interested in men who try to figure out how to resolve conflicts and fix disasters without using anger and force, and who pretty much succeed. British and Commonwealth film is generally better than American at avoiding stereotypes of blue-collar masculinity and this is a particularly good and heart- warming example. The boy in the picture, who has to figure out what to do about his dad and his sister, is one of the great kids of recent film history.


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