Runtime: 1 hr 52 min
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Dan Harris
Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Emile Hirsch, Jeff Daniels, Michelle Williams, Kip Pardue, Deirdre O'Connell, Ryan Donowho, Suzanne Santo
Review by: DainBinder
Added: 8 years ago
Imaginary Heroes (2004) is an ambitious movie touching on so many life events - good and bad. I guarantee there is at least one scene in this movie everyone can relate with.
This movie is actually pretty hard to review since it starts right up and anything I could tell you would ruin your movie experience. As you may have noticed; in my reviews I do not like to give anything away. Unlike other critics I do not wish to provide a three page synopsis of the movie...why see it then if you know what 75% of it is about? Instead I hope to build your trust so that you can read my reviews and determine what the subject matter of the movie is and along with my rating if it is something you may enjoy watching.
Back to the review...
It is a family drama that stars Emile Hirsch (Into the Wild), Sigourney Weaver, and Jeff Daniels. They and two other children make up the Travis family; a happy family with a bright future until an event crushes their house of cards. It's a story of discovery, loss, awakening, experimentation, family, friends, secrets and love. With some witty comedy and hilarious situations off-setting somber moods and tragic events the film is well balanced. The pace is perfect and keeps you interested - even pulling me in enough to close the laptop!
7.5 out of 10 - Rated R - A well rounded excellently acted story that keeps you wondering up until the end; with a perfect closing. I even liked the music during the credits.