Has the makings of a good father/daughter movie but is quite uneven in its delivery.
The featured comment today calls this "the worst movie of the year"
which is quite clearly wrong. In fact, it is not a "bad" movie at all,
but could have been quite a bit better. It is hazardous to judge
without actually knowing, but since it is an Eddie Murphy movie I am
guessing that some of the unnecessarily slow or silly scenes were left
in because of him. Cut it down by about 10 minutes and improve the flow
of the story and it has a quite good message.
Eddie Murphy is hot-shot financial professional Evan Danielson, in
Denver. Rumors are the boss is retiring soon and Evan sees himself as
the leading candidate to manage this Western division.
His chief competition is Thomas Haden Church as Johnny Whitefeather,
who uses his Native American background and lots of double-speak to
convince others that he has some special gift for analysis and
investment advice. We find out later that his heritage may have been a
The 3rd key character is 7-year-old Yara Shahidi as Olivia, Evan's cute
and bright daughter. She hasn't quite turned loose of her security
blanket and this at times causes trouble at home and at school. Evan
and her mother are divorced, and we can quickly see that Evan's career
ambitions usually command his full attention, and his relationship with
his daughter comes in a very distant second.
That in fact if the thrust of the story, the father/daughter
relationship and how Evan might repair it. In the end the story is a
good one, the movie is just bogged down by its own weight at times.
SPOILERS: Olivia has imaginary friends, princesses, but one night when
she is in Evan's home office, and hears him discussing certain
investments, Olivia tells him which ones are good and which are bad,
supposedly told to her by the imaginary princesses. The next day
everything she said turns out correct. Soon Evan is using his daughter
and her maybe not imaginary friends to predict winners for him. His own
moment comes on a Saturday when the big boss wants him demonstrate why
he should be the new manager, but Evan leaves the meeting, he goes to a
school singalong that Olivia had been preparing for. This does two
things for him, it repairs the relationship with his daughter, and it
gains the respect of the big boss. The new job is his, and he has a new
perspective on work life and family life.
syafa watch American Pie Presents Beta House 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 Color Of Night movie
becrobertson watch A Face In The Crowd movie
400000 dollors, you must be outta your mind woman.
kisaten watch The 300 Spartans movie
i need some points to get this movie.
kisaten watch Firestorm 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.
Better than many recent Eddie Murphy comedies
Hot shot exec who is trying to be a good dad has a crisis of confidence
which some how begins to be turned around thanks to his entry into his
daughters imaginary world.
Uneven Eddie Murphy comedy is better than many of his recent outings.
There certainly something to the script which has some nice moments of
Eddie getting in touch with his inner child. However there are other
moments that just come off rather shrill and far from clever. I big
problem with the film is the secondary cast. Thomas Hayden Church who
has been turning in some excellent performances in other films is
terrible here and some of the actors supporting the leads seem to
locked in some bad TV sitcom.
I think its worth a try but I'd wait for cable.