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Daniel Isn't Real (2019)

Not Rated | | Horror, Thriller | 6 December 2019 (USA)
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A troubled college freshman, Luke, suffers a violent family trauma. He then resurrects his charismatic childhood imaginary friend Daniel to help him cope, not realizing how dangerous Daniel is.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Miles Robbins ... Luke
Patrick Schwarzenegger ... Daniel
Sasha Lane ... Cassie
Mary Stuart Masterson ... Claire
Hannah Marks ... Sophie
Chukwudi Iwuji ... Braun
Peter McRobbie ... Percy Thigpen
Andrew Bridges ... Richard
Griffin Robert Faulkner Griffin Robert Faulkner ... Young Luke
Nathan Chandler Reid ... Young Daniel (as Nathan Reid)
Daniel Marconi Daniel Marconi ... John Thigpen
Chase Sui Wonders ... Makayla
Rosanne Ma Rosanne Ma ... Professor Abelard
Katie Chang ... Barista
Michael Cuomo ... James
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When Luke decided to leave his mother's home and face emancipation, he never thought it would be so complicated. His social awkwardness and his diverse traumas will make him seek the aid of an old buddy: his imaginary childhood friend Daniel, who is now a self-confident, manipulative young man. Daniel will start to help Luke, but his intentions will soon prove to be somewhat more sinister. Written by Sitges Film Festival

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From the Producers of 'Mandy'

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Horror | Thriller

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Both stars' fathers are A-list Hollywood actors. Miles Robbins (Son of Tim Robbins) and Patrick Schwarzenegger (Son of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver). See more »

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Luke: If I go, you go.
Daniel: You're not strong enough.
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References Pandora's Box (1929) See more »

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I was expecting a boring movie considering the ridiculous low ratings from some ignorant reviewers.
16 February 2020 | by deloudelouvainSee all my reviews

Rating this movie with the lowest score possible is just ridiculous. People should think a bit about it before rating movies, as a one star movie is just awful, almost unwatchable, and in this case Daniel Isn't Real is certainly watchable. I get it that not everybody will love it but just rate it honestly. If you like movies like Donnie Darko (2001) or Split (2016) you should enjoy this one as well. The other two mentioned are way better, no doubt about that, but Daniel Isn't Real has some good moments. The acting was good, really can't say anything bad about that even if I tried my best, the story is certainly entertaining to follow, the cinematography was way better than I expected it to be. Just do me a favor and rate your movies correctly, stop with those perfect tens for average movies, and certainly stop with insulting one star ratings for movies like this one.


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6 December 2019 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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$17,990
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