Seven year-old Albert is the son of a Las Vegas circus performer. When she is killed in a car wreck, Albert is sent to live with his mother's foster sister, Harriet Franklin, a no-nonsense businesswoman struggling in New Jersey. Albert hates it with the dour Harriet, but takes refuge in the company of Bogus, a flamboyant, gentle, loving, and altogether imaginary Frenchman. With Bogus's help, Albert can perhaps come to terms with his mother's death, and Harriet with her own loss of childhood innocence.Written by
Jim Beaver <email@example.com>
As they drive away from the airport, the boom mic is clearly reflected in car windows. See more »
Settle down, kids! Just settle down! Yes! Are you ready for another surprise?
Mom at Party:
What am I supposed to do?
Right into the box, my little cinnamin bun. Here is the big surprise! Are you ready in the closet?
Mom at Party:
Yes I am, Dr. Surprise
Hmm, hmm, hmm, hmm.
Sim Sola Bim!
[the mom is turned into a dog, the audience cheers]
Girl at Party:
Mama! Where's my mamma?
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After reading the many comments and watching the movie several times, I think I realize why Albert's friend was French. The people he was closest to in his former life were the French magician and his wife/partner. Therefore it made sense that his imaginary friend was like them. I loved the movie and though Harriet seemed to change suddenly in some people's opinion, I think she was changing throughout the movie. The looks she gave and the thoughts that seemed to be going through her mind, were very evident of that fact. Gérard Depardieu was excellent in the part of Bogus, the evidence between him being so big and the boy so small. How many times have we as adults wished for someone big and strong to take us up and give us comfort? I loved the ending where he wandered away to help another child. Sometimes in my life, I wish for someone like him. He also has a lovely smile. Good movie for that time when you are wanting something different.
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