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A successful financial executive has more time for his blackberry than his seven-year-old daughter. When he has a crisis of confidence and his career starts going down the drain, however, he finds the solution to all his problems in his daughter's imaginary world.
OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
Based on a theater exit polling of 52 moviegoers:This movie did not draw much of an audience. We were only able to collect 52 reviews from several showings.
CHILDREN:GREAT REVIEWS! They loved "Imagine That."
TEENS:For this type of movie, these are some very high reviews from teens. So it may look like a kids movie, but it's worth considering.
TWENTYSOMETHINGS:No reviews collected.
ADULTS:These are very good reviews from both males and females. Nearly everyone enjoyed it very much. Only a few rated it below average.
Evan Danielson (Eddie
Murphy) and his seven-year-old daughter Olivia (Yara Shahidi) find it impossible to
connect. He's too distracted by his career demands to understand the value of quality
father-daughter time and she has all but given up on her Daddy. When the promotion of
a lifetime is suddenly within his reach, Evan finds himself torn between his parental
responsibilities and staving off his company rival, the annoyingly pseudo-mystical
Johnny Whitefeather (Thomas Haden Church). Evan has always been a man in
complete control, but when he really starts to lose it, Olivia steps in with her own bit of
advice – winning stock tips courtesy of the princesses and queen who she visits through
her security blanket – her "Goo-Gaa.”
With Olivia and her imaginary friends leading the way, Evan is suddenly plunged
into a world of dragons and other magical creatures – most of whom prove to be much
less dangerous than some of his co-workers. He finds himself singing and dancing in
public, eating ketchup-and-mustard-covered pancakes, and laughing with Olivia well
into the night – and prospering in his career at the same time. Evan's growing need to
climb even higher on the corporate ladder leads him to do some insanely childish
things. It also makes him lose track of what is most valuable in his life. In the end, he
learns that true success cannot be found in a stock portfolio.