A Family Night Winner
Sometimes a little film can be a big surprise. Eddie Murphy has been
making a lot of little films lately, some with mixed results. His
latest small carat movie, Imagine That, twinkles in all the right
Eddie Murphy once again plays a workaholic parent, Evan Danielson, who
is too busy to notice the world immediately outside of his corporate
office. The world, in this instance, is his adorable daughter, Olivia,
played by Yara Shahidi. Olivia copes with his absence by enjoying a
fantasy world of her own, complete with three wish-granting divas,
dragons, and castles.
Evan, a stressed-out stock consultant, is embroiled in a battle for a
promotion against the legendary Johnny Whitefeather, played by Thomas
Haden Church. Whitefeather is a New Age snake-charmer, complete with
half-baked motto's that pass for ancient Native American wisdom. Evan
finds it hard to compete with his incense, power chants, and dirty
tricks until Yara and her divas lend him a hand.
For those who fondly remember a standard high-amped Eddie Murphy
vehicle, this story may seem a bit simple. The script is a bit weak,
falling back on the frustrated ex-wife routine, and yes - the ending is
tooth-numbing sweet. Yet it's the genuine chemistry between Murphy and
Shahidi - and the cutthroat conflict between Evan and Johnny - that is
sure to delight the family on movie night.
Maybe the Buddhists do have it right - less is more..
syafa watch Confetti movie
A financial executive who can't stop his career downspiral is invited into his daughter's imaginary world, where solutions to his problems await..
abdulilah watch Sat Sau Ji Wong movie
becrobertson watch Caught In The Rain movie
400000 dollors, you must be outta your mind woman.
kisaten watch Barbie: Fairytopia movie
i need some points to get this movie.
kisaten watch Serious Moonlight movie
none of the links even work grrrrr.
family first and then business comes after.
A awsome movie to see...funny and goofy.
i like Eddie's comedy it is really wounderful.
imagine that 2009.
IMAGINE THAT 2009.
Imagine That is a horrible piece of crap
Against any common sense, I decided to watch another family comedy
starring Eddie Murphy.On my defense, I had two excuses to do that.The
first one is that Imagine That is co-written by Ed Solomon and Chris
Matheson, responsibles for Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure and its
sequel.The second excuse is my continuous apology for Murphy, who I
keep considering to be a great comedian, even though he keeps wasting
his talent on atrocities like Norbit and Daddy Day Care.Well,
unfortunately, Imagine That is another atrocity in his career.
The screenplay from this "film" is ridiculous and irritatingly cloying,
not to mention it is developed with an unbearable slowness and that
every situation seems to have been manufactured with waste of other
family comedies (Another "tense" conclusion in which the father has to
choose between an important business meeting and the school concert
from his daughter? Really?!).
Frankly, this movie could have been told in less time and with more
humor.Wait a minute...they had already done it! The episode from The
Simpsons where Homer uses Lisa to bet in sport events covers the same
narrative field from Imagine That, not to mention it transmits the same
message with more honesty and more laughs.Murphy is absolutely wasted
in here, and the same applies to the supporting cast, which has other
solid actors like Thomas Haden Church, Stephen Root and Ronny Cox.
In summary, Imagine That is an execrable and vomiting movie which is
really insulting to the spectator.Avoid it like a plague.I still cannot
understand how Murphy is so stubborn in burying his career.