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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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Karey Kirkpatrick
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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
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Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Country:

USA | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 June 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Me & Olivia See more »

Filming Locations:

Denver, Colorado, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,503,519, 12 June 2009, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$16,088,610, 16 August 2009
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Sound Mix:

SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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The third time Eddie Murphy and Ronny Cox worked together following Beverly Hills Cop (1984) and Beverly Hills Cop II (1987). 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 »

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.
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Dance with You
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Performed by Jon Ehrlich
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A Family Night Winner
2 February 2010 | by OutsideHollywoodLandSee all my reviews

Sometimes a little film can be a big surprise. Eddie Murphy has been making a lot of little films lately, some with mixed results. His latest small carat movie, Imagine That, twinkles in all the right places.

Eddie Murphy once again plays a workaholic parent, Evan Danielson, who is too busy to notice the world immediately outside of his corporate office. The world, in this instance, is his adorable daughter, Olivia, played by Yara Shahidi. Olivia copes with his absence by enjoying a fantasy world of her own, complete with three wish-granting divas, dragons, and castles.

Evan, a stressed-out stock consultant, is embroiled in a battle for a promotion against the legendary Johnny Whitefeather, played by Thomas Haden Church. Whitefeather is a New Age snake-charmer, complete with half-baked motto's that pass for ancient Native American wisdom. Evan finds it hard to compete with his incense, power chants, and dirty tricks until Yara and her divas lend him a hand.

For those who fondly remember a standard high-amped Eddie Murphy vehicle, this story may seem a bit simple. The script is a bit weak, falling back on the frustrated ex-wife routine, and yes - the ending is tooth-numbing sweet. Yet it's the genuine chemistry between Murphy and Shahidi - and the cutthroat conflict between Evan and Johnny - that is sure to delight the family on movie night.

Maybe the Buddhists do have it right - less is more.


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