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Imagination (2007)

Not Rated | | Animation, Fantasy | 26 February 2008 (USA)
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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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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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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 »

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Animation | Fantasy

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Not Rated

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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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18 June 2009 | by NTNchamp2See all my reviews

I like to think I can appreciate visual art and modern art, but not in a feature film like this. I like good movies with compelling characters and a riveting story, and this had neither.

Artistic sequences were interesting for a few seconds, but I felt like they dragged on for WAY too long. The filmmakers needed an outsider to serve as editor because some of these scenes, even ones without art or special effects, went on way too long. There is one scene with the doctor tossing and turning in the white sheets of his bed for what seems like five minutes.

The acting is horrible. I was very distracted because the adult actors did not bring any realism to their emotions, which should have been compelling considering the circumstances of raising children with asperger's syndrome. Instead, it was extremely flat and stilted, and none of the character's feelings or emotions were conveyed to me in any way that made me care about the characters.

Some people will like this film, but I don't think they will like it for its story or as a feature film. I was very disappointed and extremely bored throughout, which I found surprising because usually I am easily pleased.


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26 February 2008 (USA) See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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$110,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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1.66 : 1
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