IMAGINE THAT (2009 USA)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.5|5.0 Starsìììì

Imagine That—family entertainment at its best—provides a solid, creatively well-told and written, good story. Excellent timing and clean comedy serve every audience. Eddie Murphy completely captures the workaholic father personality and Yara Shahidi’s outstanding performance as a child who needs father attention combine to create a lovable, earnest story with a wonderful ending. Great work by Director Karey Kirkpatrick in pulling this story together for a terrific onscreen entertainment piece. While initial reviews were not favorable, this is a treasure not to be missed.

Storyline

Financial advisor Evan Danielson (Eddie Murphy) finds inspiration and advice for moving up the corporate ladder from his daughter Olivia’s (Yara Shahidi) imaginary friends.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Karey Kirkpatrick for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producer Ric Kidney for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Evan Danielson (Eddie Murphy), Johnny Whitefeather (Thomas Haden Church), Olivia Danielson (Yara Shahidi), Tom Stevens (Ronny Cox), Noah Kulick (Stephen Rannazzisi), Trish (Nicole Ari Parker), John Strother (DeRay Davis), Lori Strother (Vanessa Williams), Dante D’Enzo (Martin Sheen), and Rose (Lauren Weedman).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. It’s a fun romp through a child’s world; a great family share watch.

Ben Meyers

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