BOGUS (Theatrical Release USA 1996)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.2|5.0 Starsìììì

—sweet—easily earns its request for viewing, but needs some mental involvement to follow the storyline. Good presentation backed with the skills of Gerard Depardieu, Whoopi Goldberg, and Haley Joel Osment. The script is well written and the acting is realistic. Great work for Director Norman Jewison.

Film Poster Courtesy of Wikipedia


A young boy develops an imaginary friend to cope with his mother’s death and his sudden move to a completely alien environment.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Norman Jewison for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producers Gayle Fraser-Baigelman, Patrick Markey, and Michael G. Nathanson for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Harriet Franklin (Whoopi Goldberg), Bogus (Gerard Depardieu), Albert Franklin (Haley Joel Osment), Penny (Andrea Martin), Lorraine Franklin (Nancy Travis), Monsieur Antoine (Denis Mercier), Babette (Ute Lemper), Ruth Clark (Sheryl Lee Ralph), and Mrs. Partridge (Barbara Hamilton).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. It is a Norman Jewison film that can be added to the home library as a worthy watch. Great work for all involved.

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