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Imaginary Playmate (2006)

A shy little girl who's Dad remarried two years after her Moms death, makes friend with an imaginary playmate after they move to a new home.

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William Fruet
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dina Meyer ... Suzanne
Rick Ravanello ... Michael Driscoll
Nancy Sivak Nancy Sivak ... Dr. Barrett
Kurt Evans ... Dr. Rob Connelly
Marilyn Vance Marilyn Vance ... Dora (as Kay Vance)
Pablo Coffey Pablo Coffey ... John Forbes
Cassandra Sawtell ... Molly Driscoll
Nicole Muñoz ... Candace Brewer
Bronwen Smith ... Julie
Grace Wolf Grace Wolf ... Megan (as Grace Vukovic)
Asia Lim Asia Lim ... Sally
Jeffrey Flieler Jeffrey Flieler ... Dora's Nurse
Jim Shepard Jim Shepard ... Father Philip
Grant Elliott Grant Elliott ... E.R. Doctor
Gil Hayward Gil Hayward ... Dr. Brewer
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Suzanne and her stepdaughter Molly move into a new house, hoping to start afresh after Molly's mum passed away. When the seven-year-old makes an 'imaginary friend' named Candace, Suzanne assumes it's just her way of coping with everything that's happened. But as Molly's behaviour becomes ever more erratic, Suzanne begins to suspect that her stepdaughter's new playmate might not be so imaginary after all. Written by Frankie

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The past never dies.

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 December 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Juegos imaginarios See more »

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Forgettable
17 July 2015 | by Leofwine_dracaSee all my reviews

A highly forgettable Canadian TV movie, the only thing of interest about IMAGINARY PLAYMATE is that it was directed by none other than William Fruet, the man who made the likes of SPASMS and CRIES IN THE NIGHT back in the day. It's always sad when a director with a unique and independent style ends up making slick, cookie-cutter TV movies for The Man, but I guess that's the way of film-making...whatever pays the bills.

The storyline involves a guy, his daughter, and the woman who becomes part of the family when she marries him. All goes well at first, but soon the daughter develops a strong relationship with her imaginary friend, who she christens Candace. When supernatural events begin to occur in the home, the girl's stepmother begins to believe that the imaginary friend might not be so imaginary after all...

Weak sauce is the key phrase here. The thrills and spills are diluted, the few supernatural scenes inserted into the production are tame and predictable, and the scenes involving a ghostly kid are laughable. It doesn't help that we're saddled with the continually uninspiring Dina Meyer (STARSHIP TROOPERS) as the lead, or that the male performers are considerably worse than she is. IMAGINARY PLAYMATE is a dud, nothing more.


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