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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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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

When Evan is driving to Olivia's recital, the door lock can be seen moving into the lock position. The auto lock feature engages at 9 mph. Evan had been driving for some time, therefore, the lock should have already been in the down position. 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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Five Little Monkeys
Written and Performed by Karey Kirkpatrick
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Shave some cynicism out of your heart...
25 July 2011 | by wyrm-of-the-northSee all my reviews

Usually labeling a film "family movie" means that it's either crap, religious propaganda or idiotic fantasy with loads of CGI.

Not this pearl. It's a beautiful story filled with imagination making anyone that watches it a little less cynical.

Technology is so pervasive in movies nowadays that nothing is left to the mind's eye to depict. That is the dark side of big budgets: sometimes they just feed flashy images to the audience. But fortunately there are still film makers that don't need a huge budget to take the audiences to that place most of us left long ago. And this is a fine example.

Exactly what says on the tin it will nevertheless surprise by it's simplicity and that of it's message. And yes, all you need is love.


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