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The Invisible (2007)

PG-13 | | Crime, Drama, Fantasy | 27 April 2007 (USA)
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A teenager is left invisible to the living after an attack.

Director:

David S. Goyer

Writers:

Mick Davis (screenplay), Christine Roum (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Justin Chatwin ... Nick Powell
Margarita Levieva ... Annie Newton
Marcia Gay Harden ... Diane Powell
Chris Marquette ... Pete Egan
Alex O'Loughlin ... Marcus Bohem
Callum Keith Rennie ... Detective Brian Larson
Michelle Harrison ... Detective Kate Tunney
Ryan Kennedy ... Matty
Andrew Francis ... Dean
P. Lynn Johnson ... Sharon Egan
Serge Houde ... Martin Egan
Desiree Zurowski ... Lindy Newton
Mark Houghton ... Jack Newton
Alex Ferris ... Victor Newton
Tania Saulnier ... Suzie
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Storyline

Nick Powell is an excellent high-school student who raises money by selling homework and results of quizzes to his schoolmates. He aims to travel to London for a writer's course - telling his best friend, Pete Egan, that he has already bought the airplane ticket but he has not told his mother yet. Annie Newton has a problem with Pete, who owes her money. As events unfold, due to a case of mistaken identity, Nick takes a severe beating from Annie and her gang, his body dumped in a sewer. The next morning, he discovers he cannot be seen - he is now a spirit in a state of limbo and can only observe as the events of that day unfold. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Life, death and something in between. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence, criminality, sensuality and language - all involving teens | See all certifications »

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Trivia

This was the last film released under Disney's Hollywood Pictures label. See more »

Goofs

When Annie shoots Marcus her gun locks open due to it being her last bullet. Hard to believe anyone takes their gun to a gun battle with only one bullet in it other then Barney Fife. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Diane Powell: It wasn't easy when Nick's father died, raising a teenager alone. But with a boy like Nick, well, he is now everything a mother could want. We've been through some hard times. We've carried each other. Now I look to the future, and I know there's nothing that we can't do together.
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Connections

References Sesame Street (1969) See more »

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Perfect Memory
Written by Cinjun Tate, Jeffrey Cain Thompson (as Jeffrey Cain), Cedric Lemoyne,
Shelby Tate, Gregory Slay
Performed by Remy Zero
Courtesy of Elektra Entertainment Group
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Not another pointless ghost movie.
9 September 2008 | by Jacques98See all my reviews

I love this movie because it isn't the same old ghost story you've come to memorize by now. Unlike the cliché disguised as a ghost flick such as The Orphanage, which critics loved, this movie broke rules. It didn't make sense, but that's what made it good. The characters were memorable, unlike the characters in The Orphanage that are so cliché they now have their own genres: Apathetic Dad, Angry Mama Bear Mom, Innocent Child That Can Do No Wrong. The Invisible doesn't use any of these clichés. It makes its own rules and then breaks its own rules. The ghosts don't revert to the same old jump-at-you-AHHH! tactics that we've all seen countless times. They actually try to be more disturbing than that, by being more realistic and not scary.

I simply don't understand the critics. They trash movies like this that actually try to be different and hail hopeless clichés like The Orphanage. I also don't understand people who do the same.

Yes, this movie could be labeled as emo, but you'll see this movie has a lot to say that you're not going to find in what the critics call "deep" movies with "moral".

It's not perfect by any means. I could sit here and name countless technical flaws with the presentation (like the opening scene), but they're lost to the fact that this movie tried to be different. I'm so stunned that something actually tried to be different anything else bad about the movie fell away.

7/10


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Language:

English

Release Date:

27 April 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,717,309, 29 April 2007

Gross USA:

$20,578,909

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$26,810,113
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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