Michael Friend (Eric Winter) is a "guardian angel" who appears when children need an invisible ("imaginary") friend until the birthday after his help worked. His charges are usually from ages five to ten. Would be-author Jane Claremont (Alyssa Milano) is about to marry television series star Hugh Morrison (Ivan Sergei). Now Michael appears again, but neither understands with which mission. He's in love with her, a new experience, gradually seduces her by being his irresistible, soul-mate-like self and becomes corporeal. She stubbornly claims toward him, Hugh and her best friend, a psychotherapist, to remain committed to Hugh.Written by
Alyssa Milano played Ivan Sergei's girlfriend in this movie. On Charmed (1998), they played sister (Phoebe Halliwell) and brother-in-law (Henry Mitchell - husband of Paige Matthews - half sister of Phoebe). See more »
During the last 15 minutes, Jane and Michael are standing outside talking. It is obvious they are not really outside, as there is no wind, their hair never moves at all nor does anything move in the background. See more »
People don't become what they wanted to when they were kids, otherwise all little boys would be firefighters or dump truck drivers and all little girls would become Madonna.
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A really poor movie
I see a good many movies on DVD and I have lately ventured into the rom- com field without much happiness or success. Movies in this genre are really intended as date movies that the girl drags the boy too so she can live out some fantasy time. This movie is supposed to be a fantasy from childhood come to life, but there is very little life in it. The imaginary friend who comes to rescue the lead character just as she is about to marry a self centered actor is likable enough, since he isn't obnoxious, but just about nothing else about the movie makes sense. Why is the imaginary friend able to stay in the real world beyond his supposed departure time? How did he know to come back? Why is there a little black kid popping up and advising him on the rules of imaginary friends?
If he has come back to rescue this girl, why doesn't he say so straight out? Oyvay! Who cares? Dumb and sappy, this movie really stinks. At least it follows one of the key unwritten rules of rom-coms: everything happens in New York City. You can have rom and you can have com, but if you want both, its gotta be in the Big Apple, right?
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