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Imagine That (2009)

PG | | Comedy, Drama, Family | 12 June 2009 (USA)
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A financial executive who can't stop his career downspiral is invited into his daughter's imaginary world, where solutions to his problems await.

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A financial executive who can't stop his career downspiral is invited into his daughter's imaginary world, where solutions to his problems await.

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What if your daughter's imagination... Was the secret to your success?


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Rated PG for some mild language and brief questionable behavior | See all certifications »

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12 June 2009 (USA)  »

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Me & Olivia  »

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Budget:

$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,503,519 (USA) (12 June 2009)

Gross:

$16,088,610 (USA) (14 August 2009)
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Eddie Murphy was nominated for two Razzie awards, as he was nominated for Worst Actor and won Worst Actor of the Decade. This marks the first Nickelodeon film to be nominated for a Razzie award, an award ceremony dishonoring the worst in motion picture industry. The second was its next film, The Last Airbender (2010). See more »

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In the big meeting with D'Enzo, he states (referring to Johnny Whitefeather) "And your great-grandfather was one-half Navaho. So what would that make you? One-thirty-second?" This is factually wrong. If his great-grandfather was half Navaho, then he would be 1/16th Navaho (his grandfather would be 1/4 and his father would be 1/8th). Martin Sheen either read the line wrong and it should have been "great great-grandfather", or it was simply written wrong. See more »

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Tod: Mr. E, I talked to the lawyer guy upstairs and he confirmed my hunch, uh, about the whole stabbing of Mr. Whitefeather thing. It's a definite no can do from a legal standpoint.
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References The Lion King (1994) See more »

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Leaves of Autumn
Written by Karey Kirkpatrick & Wayne Kirkpatrick
Performed by Paulist Choristers of California
Choir conducted by Luke McEndarfer
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Imagine That is a horrible piece of crap
20 January 2010 | by (Argentina) – See all my reviews

Against any common sense, I decided to watch another family comedy starring Eddie Murphy.On my defense, I had two excuses to do that.The first one is that Imagine That is co-written by Ed Solomon and Chris Matheson, responsibles for Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure and its sequel.The second excuse is my continuous apology for Murphy, who I keep considering to be a great comedian, even though he keeps wasting his talent on atrocities like Norbit and Daddy Day Care.Well, unfortunately, Imagine That is another atrocity in his career.

The screenplay from this "film" is ridiculous and irritatingly cloying, not to mention it is developed with an unbearable slowness and that every situation seems to have been manufactured with waste of other family comedies (Another "tense" conclusion in which the father has to choose between an important business meeting and the school concert from his daughter? Really?!).

Frankly, this movie could have been told in less time and with more humor.Wait a minute...they had already done it! The episode from The Simpsons where Homer uses Lisa to bet in sport events covers the same narrative field from Imagine That, not to mention it transmits the same message with more honesty and more laughs.Murphy is absolutely wasted in here, and the same applies to the supporting cast, which has other solid actors like Thomas Haden Church, Stephen Root and Ronny Cox.

In summary, Imagine That is an execrable and vomiting movie which is really insulting to the spectator.Avoid it like a plague.I still cannot understand how Murphy is so stubborn in burying his career.


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