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Imagination (2007)

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Dr. Reineger is a child neuro-psychologist who has become confident that the twin Anna has a form of autism called Asperger's Syndrome, rendering her unable to cope with reality. As for her... See full summary »

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Eric Leiser

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Eric Leiser
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ed K. Gildersleeve ... Dr. Reineger
Nikki Haddad ... Anna Woodruff
Jessi Haddad ... Sarah Woodruff
Courtney Sanford Courtney Sanford ... Janice Woodruff
Travis Poelle Travis Poelle ... Roland Woodruff
Anthony Caraday Anthony Caraday ... Young Doctor Reineger
Bob Gerlach Bob Gerlach ... Pastor Bob
Laura Leiser Laura Leiser ... Receptionist
Kevin Le Kevin Le ... Kevin
John Le John Le ... John
Jason Byrne Jason Byrne ... Search party
Laina Kim Laina Kim ... Funeral attendee / search party
Sebastian Brown Sebastian Brown ... Search party
Burton Bush Burton Bush ... Funeral attendee
Melissa Haddad Melissa Haddad ... Funeral attendee
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Storyline

Dr. Reineger is a child neuro-psychologist who has become confident that the twin Anna has a form of autism called Asperger's Syndrome, rendering her unable to cope with reality. As for her blind sister, Sarah, the Doctor cannot say for sure why her visions map so closely to Anna's. At home, their father leaves the family. To escape the pain, the girls sink deeper and deeper into their imaginations. When a major earthquake takes their mother's life, Reineger is left with helping the now-orphaned twins cope, while at the same time dealing with his own struggle concerning the girls' prophetic visions. The girls escape the institution. The subsequent search party can't track them. Have they indeed transcended the physical realm? Written by Eric Leiser

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Twin girls overcome physical limitations to learn the secrets of heaven and nature. See more »

Genres:

Animation | Fantasy

Certificate:

Not Rated

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 February 2008 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$110,000 (estimated)
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Albino Fawn Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Quotes

Sarah Woodruff: But the fawn makes everything so clear!
Anna Woodruff: Of course it does, but mom and dad can't see. They forgot what it means to dream. They use our disabilities as an excuse not to believe.
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References Eclectic Shorts by Eric Leiser (2004) See more »

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Very beautiful heart felt film
31 March 2015 | by croinkixSee all my reviews

I'm not too good at articulating my thoughts, but I'll try to just to get more people to watch this amazing. I could go on about the visuals, and music, but there's no way I could do it justice. This IMDb score doesn't do it justice! It makes me want to throw my computer out the window, how unjustifiably low it is. People complain about the acting, but I love it. Not ironically whatsoever, it makes clear all the heart that went into making this, with complete lack of cynicism towards the process, and pure ambition and results to offer with that ambition, some of the dialogue even works like beautiful poetry, like when the mother interrupts the doctor at the beginning. And I sympathized with the doctor I could sense his compassion for the twins and I dug his whole character movement from beginning to end. The way it was made reminded me of Nic Winding Refn's approach where it has a low budget movie vibe, but the emotions that are focused on rise above that whole novelty sector, and so you end up with an excellent piece of art. I very much loved the music and sounds the film had to offer, the aesthetics. The film definitely gotta be up there, with the greatest movies I've seen in my life time, definitely check it out, I can't recommend it enough. If you're into Svankmajer, Lynch (especially if you're into Twin Peaks or even eraserhead) or heck even Jodorosky, I mainly say Jodorosky because of all the heart put into this, with unapologetic-ally expressive imagery, though unlike Jodorosky,I feel like there's a less dogmatic approach to it,it's just presented as a story and the story is marvelous. I listed a couple directors, but the Leiser brothers have a unique style. They put their very soul into this , and this movie is one that healed me, and it's full of life and energy. I can't say that for another movie I've watched, though that's on a more personal level. It's work that had a purpose, but was honest. The ending was also super rad. I loved the microscope scene, and the church scene with the doctor. Beautiful story. (I know i'm all over the place, but i don't care) Amazing film, it's brought so so so so much joy to my life with it's tender scenes filled with lots of emotions that come out naturally, the film never forces me to feel a specific way, i can feel however i want, and the ambiguity gives the film life. A must watch simply said. For any age.


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