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Writers (WGA):
Ed Solomon (written by) &
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What if your daughter's imagination... Was the secret to your success?
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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. | Full synopsis »
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Cast

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Eddie Murphy ... Evan Danielson

Thomas Haden Church ... Johnny Whitefeather

Yara Shahidi ... Olivia Danielson

Ronny Cox ... Tom Stevens

Stephen Rannazzisi ... Noah Kulick

Nicole Ari Parker ... Trish

DeRay Davis ... John Strother

Vanessa Williams ... Lori Strother

Martin Sheen ... Dante D'Enzo

Lauren Weedman ... Rose

Timm Sharp ... Tod

Daniel Polo ... Indigo

Stephen Root ... Fred Franklin

Richard Schiff ... Carl Simons

Marin Hinkle ... Ms. Davis

Bobb'e J. Thompson ... Fo Fo Figgley's Kid (as Bobby J. Thompson)
Blake Hightower ... Will Strother

Michael McMillian ... Brock Pressman

Catherine McGoohan ... Mrs. Pressman

James Patrick Stuart ... Mr. Pratt

Tonita Castro ... Graciella

Charlie Koznick ... Rick

Talen Ruth Riley ... Ella Strother (as Talen Riley)

Jonathan Mangum ... Franklin's Associate
Mike Vorhaus ... Franklin's Trustee

Bob Rumnock ... Whip Bryson

Allen Iverson ... Himself

Carmelo Anthony ... Himself
George Karl ... Himself

Heidi Marnhout ... Cheryl Whitefeather

John Nance ... Rowe's Accountant

Jeff Kosloski ... Evan's Neighbor
Allen Ross ... Old Red Bear
Rachael Bard ... Wealthy Dowager
Bernard Cottonwood ... Proud Hawk
Blanche Zembower ... Old Red Bear's Wife

Robert Seay ... Mike
Tom Wiens ... High Net Worth Man (as Senator Tom Wiens)

Kellie Sprague ... Nurse
Piper Ngubo ... Julia
Allison Weintraub ... Party Coordinator

Erik R. Norris ... Bob
Joe Sikorra ... Jim
Diane Goldberg ... Steven's Secretary
Luke McEndarfer ... Choir Director
Nancy Ruczynski ... Piano Player
Erina Szeto ... Choir Soloist
Roarke Mackey ... Choir Soloist
Maia Kirkpatrick ... Choir Kid Speaker

Laura Campbell ... Choir Kid Speaker
Victor Pineschi ... Choir Kid Speaker
Anastasia Pineschi ... School Choir Member
Alexandra Sanford ... School Choir Member
Ethan Barker ... School Choir Member
Evan Rennie ... School Choir Member
Gabriel Ziaukas ... School Choir Member
Hale Thornhill-Wilson ... School Choir Member
Isabelle Sherouse ... School Choir Member
Leighton Saxby ... School Choir Member
Brooke Johnson ... School Choir Member
Lina Hebert ... School Choir Member
Luelle Robles ... School Choir Member
Madeleine Combs ... School Choir Member
Madison Karimi ... School Choir Member
Mary Kelly Morrison ... School Choir Member
Molly Maloney ... School Choir Member
Monica Sullivan ... School Choir Member
Nicholas Pineschi ... School Choir Member
Paul Leo Freese ... School Choir Member
Reiley Johnson ... School Choir Member
Carolina Toledo ... School Choir Member
Sarah Burgess ... School Choir Member
Timothy Mahier ... School Choir Member
Casey Burgess ... School Choir Member
Catherine Balfe ... School Choir Member
Chelsea Barker ... School Choir Member
Christopher James ... School Choir Member
David Freese ... School Choir Member

Joel McCrary ... Financial Reporter

Kent Shocknek ... Financial Reporter

Jane Yamamoto ... Financial Reporter

Kelly Holden Bashar ... Financial Reporter (as Kelly Holden-Bashar)

Robb Derringer ... Financial Reporter

Steve Purnick ... Financial Reporter

Moira Quirk ... Financial Reporter
Michael Rayne ... Financial Reporter

Clare Sera ... Financial Reporter
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Michael Antonacci ... Man at Police Station (uncredited)

Brian Barney ... Proud Parent (uncredited)
Dane Bernhardt ... Fancy Dinner Guest (uncredited)

Nick Bush ... Cafe Patron (uncredited)
Barron Christian ... Carl Simons (uncredited)

Skip Crank ... Trish's Co-Worker (uncredited)

John DeVito ... Additional Voices (voice) (uncredited)

Jonn Faircrest ... Fall Festival Parent (uncredited)

Mia Ford ... Additional Voices (voice) (uncredited)
Joseph Graves ... Business Man (uncredited)
Adam Greeves ... Parent (uncredited)

Todd Hacker ... Bryson's Assistant (uncredited)
Patricia E. Harrington ... Businesswoman (uncredited)

Mel Harris ... Maggie Johnson (uncredited)

Alex Harz ... Denver Nuggets Basketball Player (uncredited)

RJ Konner ... Financial Advisor (uncredited)

Jourdan Lee ... Whitefeather's Assistant (uncredited)

Liz Loza ... New Barista (uncredited)
Patrick Manuel ... Partyzone Kid (uncredited)

Emilio Mazur ... Actor (voice) (uncredited)

Joe Everett Michaels ... Bryson's Assistant (uncredited)

Carly Jordan Pancher ... Kid at Doctor's Office (uncredited)
Patricia Place ... Elderly Lady (uncredited)
Rickilee Pollock ... Pedestrian (uncredited)

Debbie Prokop ... Parent (uncredited)

Greg Raffelson ... Whitefeather's Assistant (uncredited)

Grace Rolek ... Additional Voices (voice) (uncredited)

Rocky Romo ... Pedestrian (uncredited)

Jennessa Rose ... Additional voices (voice) (uncredited)
Retson Ross ... (uncredited)
Gary Ryder ... Waiter (uncredited)

Jabari Simba ... Sportcaster (uncredited)
Daniel Smith Coleman ... Beach Man (uncredited)

Stephen Stanton ... Additional Voice-Over (uncredited)

Ashley Trevathan ... Barista (uncredited)
Devon Tucker ... Playground Kid (uncredited)

Matthew Stephen Young ... Business Man (uncredited)

Directed by
Karey Kirkpatrick 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Ed Solomon (written by) &
Chris Matheson (written by)

Produced by
Lorenzo di Bonaventura .... producer
Ric Kidney .... executive producer
Ed Solomon .... producer
Lars P. Winther .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Mark Mancina 
 
Cinematography by
John Lindley 
 
Film Editing by
David Moritz 
 
Casting by
Carlyn Davis 
Jeanne McCarthy 
 
Production Design by
William Arnold 
 
Art Direction by
Sue Chan 
Donna J. Hattin (co-art director)
 
Set Decoration by
David Smith 
 
Costume Design by
Ruth E. Carter 
 
Makeup Department
Carol Collini .... additional makeup artist
Melissa Forney .... hair stylist
Michael Germain .... key makeup artist
Tanya Jones .... assistant hair stylist: Denver
Jasmine Kimble .... hair stylist (as Jasmine Kimball)
Marie Larkin .... hair stylist
Medusah .... department head hair
Emanuel Millar .... hair stylist: Mr. Church (as Emanuel 'Manny' Millar)
Vera Steimberg Moder .... makeup artist: Mr. Murphy (as Vera Steimberg)
Stacey Morris .... hair stylist: Mr. Murphy (as Stacey L. Morris)
Shandra Page .... assistant key hair stylist (as Shandra 'Sha' Page)
Colleen Provost .... assistant hair stylist: Denver
Francisco X. Pérez .... makeup artist (as F.X. Perez)
Michelle Rafferty .... assistant hair stylist: Denver
Susan Stepanian .... assistant department head make-up
Susan Stepanian .... assistant key makeup artist
Patty York .... makeup artist: Mr. Church
 
Production Management
Catherine S. McComb .... production supervisor
Jessica Otto .... production supervisor: Denver, CO
Richard Stirling .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Nicholas Fitzgerald .... second second assistant director
Eric Fox Hays .... first assistant director: reshoots
Lindsay Moorhead .... dga trainee
Douglas Plasse .... second assistant director
Matthew D. Smith .... additional second assistant director
Lars P. Winther .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Renee Lee Alito .... construction buyer
Paul 'Eel' Anderson .... set dresser
Ryan Apuy .... graphic artist
Rick Broderman .... paint foreman
Richard Brunton .... leadman
Rob Chalk .... set dresser
Chuck Coffman .... set dresser
Skip Crank .... assistant property master
Mick Cukurs .... set designer
Michael D'Imperio .... props
Dave DeGaetano .... construction coordinator
Karin Erickson .... set dresser
Eva Firshein .... buyer
Will Grant .... set dresser
Eric Hill .... set dresser
Savanna Johnson .... set dresser
Donald Jones .... set dresser
John Paul 'J.P.' Jones .... property master
Charles Kern .... camera scenic
Seaton Lin .... motion designer
Richard N. McGuire .... propmaker
Éowyn Mishawn .... set dresser
Mark Moretti .... storyboard artist
Edward V. Pannozzo .... construction estimator
Steve Park .... set dresser
Keith Price .... set dresser
Clay Pruitt .... art production assistant
Ric Rawlins .... scenic
Peter Sattler .... graphic designer
Kelly Schultz .... gangboss
Erik Soderstrom .... set dresser
Tim Stuart .... set dresser
Samuel J. Tell .... set dresser
Jonah Wanicur .... art department assistant
Hunter Woo .... art department coordinator
Bree Yenalavitch .... art department assistant
 
Sound Department
Richard L. Anderson .... supervising sound editor
Willie D. Burton .... sound mixer
Derek Casari .... adr engineer
Mike Chock .... sound editor
Mark Coffey .... first assistant sound editor
Julie Feiner .... dialogue editor
Jeff Gomillion .... adr mixer
Robin Harlan .... foley artist
Tony Lamberti .... sound re-recording mixer
Scott Millan .... sound re-recording mixer
Michael Miller .... adr mixer
Sarah Monat .... foley artist
Todd Murakami .... sound effects editor
Philip Rogers .... adr recordist
Christopher T. Silverman .... sound
George Simpson .... sound effects editor
Randy Singer .... foley mixer
Greg Steele .... adr mixer
Drew Webster .... digital sound mix technician
Richard E. Yawn .... sound effects editor
Greg Zimmerman .... adr recordist
 
Special Effects by
John C. Carlucci .... special effects foreman
John C. Carlucci .... special effects supervisor
Lou Carlucci .... special effects coordinator
Ric San Nicholas .... special effects foreman
 
Visual Effects by
Thad Beier .... technical supervisor: Hammerhead Productions
Daniel Chuba .... executive producer: Hammerhead Productions
Aliza Corson Chameides .... digital compositor: Hammerhead Productions
Heather Dennis .... titles coordinator
Jamie Dixon .... visual effects supervisor: Hammerhead Productions
Sean Dowey .... motion graphics artist
Gilbert Gonzales .... digital compositor: Hammerhead Productions
Deborah Hiner .... rotoscope artist: Hammerhead Productions
Les Hunter .... visual effects producer: Hammerhead Productions
Kelly Rae Kenan Green .... visual effects coordinator: Hammerhead Productions (as Kelly Rae Kenan)
Michael Kennedy .... co-visual effects supervisor: Hammerhead Productions
Kimberly Nelson LoCascio .... visual effects executive (as Kimberly K. Nelson)
Richard Lund .... translite photographer
Philippe Majdalani .... digital intermediate assistant producer
Shira Mandel .... rotoscope artist
Rebecca Marie .... matte painting: Hammerhead Productions
Richard Matsushita .... animator: Hammerhead Productions
Mamie McCall .... digital compositor: Hammerhead Productions
Daniel Mellitz .... digital compositor: Hammerhead Productions
Joel Merritt .... image processing: Hammerhead Productions
Fatima Mojaddidy .... system administrator: Hammerhead Productions
Heather J. Morrison .... visual effects coordinator: Hammerhead Productions
Manny Wong .... animator: Hammerhead Productions
Mark Fletcher .... screen graphics designer (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Christopher 'Critter' Antonucci .... stunts
Allan Graf .... stunt driver
David M. Graves .... utility stunts
Kim Kahana Jr. .... stunt arranger
Victor Lopez .... stunt double
Debra Mazotti .... stunt driver
Jeff Podgurski .... stunts
Buddy Sosthand .... stunt driver
Webster P. Whinery Jr. .... stunts
Webster Whinery .... stunt coordinator
Scott Workman .... stunt driver
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Gary Bevans .... camera loader
Spencer Blessman .... rigging grip
Robert Branam .... video assist technician
Richard L. Carden .... dolly grip
Nelson A. Castillo .... rigger
Henry Cline .... camera operator: "b" camera
Shaun Dallas .... camera operator: additional studio unit
Erik A. Erichsen .... electrician
Greg Etheredge .... electrician (as Greg Etherridge)
Lance Fisher .... camera operator: additional photography
Matt Fortlage .... second assistant camera
Nelson Goforth .... rigging grip
Justin Griesinger .... rigging grip
Joseph Guerino .... rigging gaffer
Lisa Guerriero .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Gregory Irwin .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Jesse Jaco .... rigging electrician
Lawrence Karman .... Steadicam operator
Lawrence Karman .... camera operator: "a" camera
Michael Kennedy .... lighting technician
Tommy Klines .... first assistant camera
Steve Koster .... aerial director of photography
Ulrike Lamster .... second assistant camera
George Lozano Jr. .... rigging electric foreman
Marc Marino .... best boy electric (studio segments)
Bruce McBroom .... still photographer
James M. McClure .... key dimmer board operator
Isaac McKee .... lighting technician
Sean Hunter Moe .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Craig Molsberry .... best boy electric
Daniel P. Moore .... video operator
Terry Moses .... grip
Jihane Mrad .... camera operator: video camera
Jerry Patton .... second assistant camera
Nolan Pratt .... rigging grip
Rick Pratt .... key rigging grip
Ken Seagren .... rigging electrician
Jim Shelton .... key grip
Mike Simko .... grip
Adam Sudtell .... grip
Jon Sudtell .... best boy grip
Peter Taylor .... video assist
Daniel Tkaczyk .... lighting technician
Steve Van Ness .... electrician
Tony Varuola .... lighting technician
John Vecchio .... gaffer
Michael Wieben .... rigging electrician
 
Animation Department
Libbey Coghlan .... digital paint artist (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Nicole Abellera .... casting associate
Jennifer Bender .... extras casting
Joanne Bloom .... casting assistant
Belinda Gardea .... casting associate
Chris Gehrt .... casting assistant
Brandi S. Hawkins .... extras casting
Sandy Holt .... adr voice casting
Sechita McNair .... casting assistant
Leslie Woo .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Hazel Alonzo .... costume illustrator
Craig Anthony .... set costumer
Megan Coates .... wardrobe production assistant
Fetteroff Colen .... costumer: Mr. Murphy
Dana Kay Hart .... costume supervisor
Annette Holt .... key costumer: Denver
Michelle Liu .... costumer
Alma Magaña .... additional costumer
Stephanie Michas .... costume assistant
Francesca Palizzi .... wardrobe (as Francesca Bollinger)
Felipe Sanchez .... costume illustrator
Anton Schneider .... set costumer
Paul St. John .... costumer
Marta Villalobos .... set costumer
Pamela Waggoner .... set costumer
 
Editorial Department
Marc Jozefowicz .... assistant editor
Jim Passon .... color timer
Tom Reiser .... colorist assist: Efilm
Gina Zappala .... first assistant editor
 
Music Department
Mark Agostino .... music playback operator: pro tools
Chuck Choi .... score technical consultant
George Doering .... musician
Marlon Espino .... scoring assistant
Mike Flicker .... music editor
Matt Franko .... music preparation
Matt Friedman .... music editor
Don Harper .... conductor
Greg Hayes .... assistant music engineer
Steve Kempster .... music scoring mixer
Larry Mah .... digital score recordist
Dave Metzger .... orchestrator
Victor Pesavento .... music preparation
Paul Rabjohns .... music editor
Jasper Randall .... vocal contractor
Bryon Rickerson .... music editor
Peter Rotter .... music contractor
Jason Ruder .... additional music editor
Steven L. Smith .... music preparation
Patrick Spain .... assistant score engineer
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn
Denise Carver .... music clearances (uncredited)
Peter Erskine .... musician (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Chris Basso .... production van driver operator
Ted Basso .... production van operator
J. Armin Garza II .... driver: camera car
Charles Montgomery .... driver
Sean J. Moore .... transportation
George Nadian .... transportation captain
Jimmy Ray Pickens .... driver
Chris Raines .... driver
Paul E. Stroh .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Ahmet Ahmet .... head titles designer
Alexa Alden .... additional script supervisor
Michael Anthony .... key assistant location manager
Sara Bartkiewicz .... assistant production coordinator
Laura Bauer .... assistant: Mr. di Bonaventura
Chris Baugh .... location manager
Michael Betz .... key assistant location manager
Ryan Bonner .... set production assistant
Meghan Burchfield .... set production assistant: reshoots
Josh Burns .... key assistant location manager
Dana Chodos .... assistant: Mr. Solomon
Paul Conti .... computer/video playback operator
Paulette Dauber .... unit publicist
Ted M. Davila .... first assistant accountant
Matt Demier .... second assistant accountant
Pam Des Vigne .... lead payroll accountant
John DeVito .... adr voice
Colin Dunning .... production assistant
Nathan Evans .... additional set production assistant
Neale Fishback .... additional assistant location manager
Jay Floyd .... clearance administrator
Sherry Gallarneau .... script supervisor
Elan Garfias .... adr loop group
Jemal Guillory .... assistant: Mr. Murphy (as Jemal D. Guillory)
Jonathan Hall .... production assistant
Ryan P. Hall .... executive assistant
Jason Halley .... set production assistant
Kyle Hasday .... production assistant
Robert Hatfield .... projectionist
Raymond Hernandez .... production assistant
Ryce Hetherington .... assistant production coordinator
Charisse M. Hewitt .... executive assistant: Mr. Murphy (as Charisse Hewitt Webster)
Sylvia V. Hillman .... assistant: Mr. Davis
Steve Irwin .... computer and video playback supervisor
Brian E. James .... production assistant
Albertina Kelley .... accounting clerk
Ethan S. Knightchilde .... production assistant
Adam Kulick .... representative: Goldcrest Pictures Limited
Gary Kurashige .... on set medic
Erin Lander .... adr loop group
Craig Langus .... production assistant
Teresa Jolene Lee .... set production assistant
Scott Levine .... set production assistant
Eddie Lombardi .... representative: Goldcrest Pictures Limited
Sheila Louie .... medic
David B. Lyons .... key assistant location manager
James R. Maceo .... location manager: additional photography
Genevieve McCarty .... production assistant
Helen Medrano .... production accountant
Tony Murphy .... representative: Goldcrest Pictures Limited
Will Nail .... production assistant
Ryan Neary .... assistant location manager
Tien Nguyen .... production runner
Frédéric North .... stunt camera helicopter pilot
Jessica Otto .... associate: executive producer
John Panzarella .... key location manager
Peggy Pere .... aerial ground coordinator
Linda Pianigiani .... associate: producer
Johnny Richardson .... production assistant
David M. Rodriguez .... accountant
Jennessa Rose .... voices
Marci Rosenberg Gayner .... production coordinator (as Marci Rosenberg)
Megan Schmidt .... additional set production assistant
Rhonda Sherman .... studio teacher
A. Rochell Smith .... production assistant
Danielle Smith .... production assistant
Stephen Stanton .... additional voice
Jack Stern .... studio team
Anthea Strangis .... key second assistant accountant
Nate Taylor .... key assistant location manager
Carol Ann Thomas .... production coordinator: Denver
Timothy Thompson .... production assistant
Leslie Thorson .... key assistant location manager
Joshua H. Trager .... production assistant
Amy Venghaus .... production assistant
Anthony Walters .... representative: Goldcrest Pictures Limited
Randy Webster .... assistant: Mr. Murphy
Richard Wilson .... second assistant accountant
Steven Zienka .... production assistant: office
Sara Docksey .... set production assistant: aerial unit (uncredited)
Rick McGovern .... set production assistant (uncredited)
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG for some mild language and brief questionable behavior
Runtime:
USA:107 min | Argentina:107 min
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Trivia:
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 it's next film, The Last Airbender.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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 »
Quotes:
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.See more »
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39 out of 68 people found the following review useful.
Imagine That Movie Review from The Massie Twins, 12 June 2009
Author: GoneWithTheTwins from www.GoneWithTheTwins.com

Eddie Murphy frequently goes as overboard as Jim Carrey or Robin Williams, but Imagine That manages to have just the right amount of silly. It's a family friendly movie that fortunately presents equal doses of immaturity and seriousness, making the event more evenly entertaining than one might expect from seeing the obnoxiously childish trailer. Performances on a whole are sincere (subdued for Murphy) and convincing; unlike similarly plotted stories like Disney's The Game Plan, Imagine That never gets to the point of annoying, which is becoming a more and more difficult feat for formulaic yet effective children's features.

Focused, driven, and always in control, Evan Danielson (Eddie Murphy) is a financial wizard, organizing and leading his many clients in the direction of monetary prosperity. This doesn't leave much time for his seven-year-old daughter Olivia (Yara Shahidi), who is socially detached and dependent on her security blanket (named Goo-Gaa) that transports her to an imaginary world with princesses and dragons. It's all in her mind, but when Evan plays along, Olivia's invisible friends miraculously produce accurate advice on stocks, investments and insider tips. Suddenly he's immersed in his daughter's invented fantasy, forcing himself to redefine his relationship with Olivia and the meaning of true success.

"I imagine it was a lot of fun to watch," Evan remarks after undergoing his inevitable early-movie mental breakdown. That might be a slightly generous statement in regards to the entire film, which maintains a worthwhile level of lighthearted humor and father-daughter relationship-mending drama. It isn't overly preachy even though at times it's sickly sweet; Murphy's likable Evan is a man who wanted kids but probably shouldn't have had one, especially considering his relatable lack of time and subsequent failure to connect with his daughter. Learning to be a better parent through success and defeat with initial manipulation followed by quality bonding, the process is understandably generic - the blueprints for this family flick aren't original but definitely more watchable than similar exploits that can't seem to include any mature bits for older crowds (such as the parental audience assumed to be present with children).

Supporting character actor Ronny Cox plays a role comparable to his famous villain turns in Robocop and Total Recall and Thomas Haden Church steals many scenes as Johnny Whitefeather, a competitive financial executive who exaggeratingly mocks Native American culture with creatively hilarious quotes and unorthodox meditative methods for gaining stock market knowledge ("It's not the paint that makes the warrior," he advises Evan, along with constant references to the "dream sparrow," insulting "little elk" nicknames and other funny Indian riffs). He's quite convincingly phony. There's nothing artificial about the film as a whole, however, which makes Imagine That quality family amusement, even if it doesn't exude total originality.

- Mike Massie

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