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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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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

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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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SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

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 »

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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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References The Lion King (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

All You Need Is Love
Written by John Lennon & Paul McCartney
Performed by Paulist Choristers of California
Soloists: Yara Shahidi & Roarke Mackey
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Imagine That is a horrible piece of crap
20 January 2010 | by ArgemalucoSee all my reviews

Against any common sense, I decided to watch another family comedy starring Eddie Murphy.On my defense, I had two excuses to do that.The first one is that Imagine That is co-written by Ed Solomon and Chris Matheson, responsibles for Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure and its sequel.The second excuse is my continuous apology for Murphy, who I keep considering to be a great comedian, even though he keeps wasting his talent on atrocities like Norbit and Daddy Day Care.Well, unfortunately, Imagine That is another atrocity in his career.

The screenplay from this "film" is ridiculous and irritatingly cloying, not to mention it is developed with an unbearable slowness and that every situation seems to have been manufactured with waste of other family comedies (Another "tense" conclusion in which the father has to choose between an important business meeting and the school concert from his daughter? Really?!).

Frankly, this movie could have been told in less time and with more humor.Wait a minute...they had already done it! The episode from The Simpsons where Homer uses Lisa to bet in sport events covers the same narrative field from Imagine That, not to mention it transmits the same message with more honesty and more laughs.Murphy is absolutely wasted in here, and the same applies to the supporting cast, which has other solid actors like Thomas Haden Church, Stephen Root and Ronny Cox.

In summary, Imagine That is an execrable and vomiting movie which is really insulting to the spectator.Avoid it like a plague.I still cannot understand how Murphy is so stubborn in burying his career.


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