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

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Sapphire Boyce ...
Kellyanne Williamson
Christian Byers ...
Ashmol Williamson
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Rex Williamson
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Annie Williamson
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Sid
Anna Linarello ...
Betsy
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Vera Dunkley
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Dan Dunkley
Stephen Potter ...
Lyndon Dunkley
Sharni Honor ...
Sandra Dunkley
Lisa Flanagan ...
Ms Banamooka
Anthony Braun ...
Lyndon's Gang
Casey Frew ...
Lyndon's Gang
Martin Grava ...
Lyndon's Gang
Roberto Crisa ...
Jes
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A young Australian girl living in a small rural mining town prefers the company of her two imaginary friends, Pobby and Dingan, to real children. She ends up looking awkward during social gatherings and her only tangible friend is her older brother, Ashmol, who finds Pobby and Dingan annoying and often makes fun of them because he's embarrassed by his sister's behavior. Kelly-Anne's and Ashmol's father is an opal miner trying to earn a living, and their mother is busy trying to fit in as a member of the community. Both parents agree that it's time for Kelly-Ann to move on and leave her fantasy world behind - but when they force her to grow up too fast with a hasty decision, Pobby and Dingan are killed and Kelly-Ann falls into a grief-stricken illness. The only one who can set things right is Ashmol. Written by Gasmaskproductionsbooks

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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 Imaginários  »

Box Office

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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Crazy Credits

Drawings of children's imaginary friends are featured during the end credits. See more »

Soundtracks

Right Back Where We Started from
Written by J. Vincent Edwards and Pierre Tubbs
Performed by Maxine Nightingale
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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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