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

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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Rated PG for mild thematic elements, language and some violence | See all certifications »

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22 November 2006 (USA)  »

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Amigos Imaginários  »

Box Office

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AUD 11,400,000 (estimated)

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

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$13,751 (USA) (23 March 2007)
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Drawings of children's imaginary friends are featured during the end credits. See more »

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Written by Reg Mombassa (as O'Doherty) and Martin Plaza (as Murphy)
Performed by Mental As Anything
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Heartwarming family movie about imaginary friends
29 January 2006 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie at the 2006 International Film Festival of Rotterdam.

Heartwarming family movie about imaginary friends.

The 9 year old daughter of a family in an opal mining town enjoys company of two imaginary friends. She becomes ill after something happens to them. The father is suspected of theft, making his household outcasts in the rough Australian mining community. The older brother has always felt embarrassed of his sister's behavior, but decides to help her anyway.

Movie manages to make the audience both laugh and care about its subject "imaginary friends". Very entertaining, Excellent performances from the child actors. Recommended.

9/10

Credits Trivia: The story is based on the book "Pobby and Dingan" (2000) by UK-based author Ben Rice. Pobby and Dingan are the names of the imaginary friends. I just happened to run into this little 100 page book a week after seeing the movie.


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