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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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Horror | Thriller

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In interview with New York Post, Patrick Schwarzenegger said he was inspired by Nicolas Cage for his role and was really excited to work with the producers behind Mandy(2018) See more »

Quotes

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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Good without many surprises
4 December 2019 | by tobias-von-neubronnerSee all my reviews

The actors do a good job with Patrick Schwarzenegger standing out. The directing is pushing the psychedelic button with the wannabe eary music and reddish and yellowish light effects a bit too much in my opinion but all in gets the point across. Not sure I'd have payed to see it at the movies as it has it's lengths and with a run time of 100 minutes it's pushing its luck. For those that like movies with mind tricks, dual personality issues and so forth, you'll find what you need here.


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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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