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Imaginary Heroes (2005)

Imaginary Heroes

Overview


Genre

Drama

Release Date

February 11, 2005

MPAA Rating

R

Duration

112 min.

Production Budget

$10 millions

Studio

Sony Pictures Classics

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.    Readers  3 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

Dan Harris

Producer

Illana Diamant, Moshe Diamant, Frank Hübner, Art Linson, Gina Resnick, Denise Shaw

Screenwriter

Dan Harris

Starring

Story


IMAGINARY HEROES is a look at one long year in the lives of an ostensibly typical, upper-middle-class suburban family. It tells a tale of a family in crisis with wit, warmth and a very contemporary sardonic spin.

Following a sobering family tragedy, the Travises go to pieces. Teenaged son Tim (Emile Hirsch), the black sheep of the family, walks through his life like it's a bad dream. His father Ben (Jeff Daniels) begins treating his wife and children like strangers and completely disengages from the world around him, while his mother Sandy (Sigourney Weaver) takes to smoking pot and letting loose with all the considerable sarcasm she can muster. Meanwhile, she wages a bitter feud with the next-door neighbor over carefully concealed secrets that threaten to tear the family apart.

With element of pathos, salty humor and self-discovery, Imaginary Heroes is ultimately about what it means to be part of a family - the good, the bad and everything between.

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..terrific performance alone can?t mask the lack of originality..”
by Olly Richards [Empire Magazine]
“..so overwrought..”
by Kevin Courrier [Boxoffice Magazine]
“..painful to watch..”
by Barbara Vancheri [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]