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Imagine That (2009)

 -  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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Donkey suggests everyone sing Christmas carols. Donkey sings "It's the Most Wonderful Time". Shrek, Fiona, the Ogre children, and the army of ogres sing an ogre version of "Jingle Bells" (... See full summary »

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Stars: Eddie Murphy, Mike Myers, Antonio Banderas
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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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$55,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$16,088,610 (USA) (14 August 2009)
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This is one of three family-friendly films released by Paramount Pictures that star Thomas Haden Church, after Over the Hedge (2006) and Charlotte's Web (2006). Incidentally, Church became famous playing Lowell Mather on the Paramount-produced TV series Wings (1990). See more »

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When Evan is in his house the first night that he has Olivia, she comes out of her bedroom and goes to sleep on the lounge chair in the same room Evan is working. When Olivia first gets on the lounge her slippers are near the foot of the lounge. A couple of clips later you will see them near the head of the bed. 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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Got to Get You into My Life
Written by John Lennon & Paul McCartney
Performed by Matthew Sweet & Susanna Hoffs
Produced by Karey Kirkpatrick
Matthew Sweet & Susanna Hoffs appear courtesy of Shout! Factory
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What audience is this supposed to be aimed at?
23 September 2009 | by (Brisbane, Australia) – See all my reviews

I just saw this film with a group of children, whom we took as part of our Holiday Care programme here in Brisbane, Australia. As there were no toilet trips, I actually managed to see it all!

Overall, I thought it was a pretty good and entertaining film, but it was hard to know to whom it was aimed at. The business meetings Murphy went to and various discussions about same were certainly not down to children's levels, and a lot of kids in the cinema clearly got quite restless, including some of ours, at least one of whom complained about the movie being "boring". But when Murphy went on his comedy antics, it was a bit too juvenile for adults.

I thought Eddie was great, as was Yara Shahidi as the young girl, in an absolutely lovely, natural performance, while Thomas Haden Church was amusing as the fake Indian. But what was with the imaginary friends?? Were they real? If not, how did the girl get all the right information about the businesses? If they were... well... the film didn't seem to relay that. Wasn't it all generally another morality tale about parent/child bonding?

And what was with all the Beatles songs?

Certainly a pretty entertaining picture, but who is it for?


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