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IMAGINATION
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Reviewed by: Andre Manseau

Directed by: Eric Leiser

Starring:
Edmund Gildersleeve
Nikki Haddad
Jessi Haddad

Movie:  
star star star star
Extras:  
star star star
Overall:  
star star star star
What's it about
Two girls, one going blind, the other suffering from Asperger’s Syndrome (look it up), delve deep into their imaginations. Random crazy things happen.
Is it good movie?

This isn’t so much a film but rather a mind trip. Smoke a bowl and see what happens! Seriously though, there’s a little bit of a movie in here, but it actually involves quite a bit of imagery as we see through the eyes of two little girls who aren’t/can’t cope with real life and deal mostly within their minds and imagination. What’s normal to us is seriously different to them. Deep, huh?

The direction, as you would hope for this type of film, is certainly different (as is the video quality which shifts from good to bad depending on what is being shot). Interspersed throughout is stop motion animation of many things as we try to figure out what’s going on in the girls’ minds. The acting is good for whenever the story parts kick in. I really liked the music in Imagination, it seemed very appropriate for what I was watching. I’d hear strange, quirky for the messed up visions and then things would become somber and quiet when the serious side of the film came about. Very, very nice.

You really need to see it to understand that it comes off as part movie, part acid trip. If you are in the mood for something completely different, I’d recommend it, but it’s definitely not a film for everyone.
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This was a bizarre, artsy abstract film that made very little sense to me and doesn't really play like a 'movie' so much as a random collection of truly bizarre scenes. You’ll get pieces of the story here and there but you’ll wind up watching more messed up images than anything else as you try to piece together what’s going on and maybe question your sanity. I can't rate it poorly or wonderfully because I barely understood it, it's got to go right in the middle- but for the record, this was not my type of flick.
ARROW IN THE HEAD'S RATING SYSTEM
star star star star I'D BUTCHER MY FAMILY TO SEE THIS AGAIN
star star star HANG ME BUT I DUG IT A LOT
star star AN OK WAY TO KILL TWO HOURS
star JUST SLING AN ARROW IN MY HEAD AND LET ME DIE IN PEACE

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