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Imagination (2007)

Not Rated | | Animation, Fantasy | 26 February 2008 (USA)
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Dr. Reineger is a child neuro-psychologist who has become confident that the twin Anna has a form of autism called Asperger's Syndrome, rendering her unable to cope with reality. As for her... See full summary »

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Eric Leiser

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ed K. Gildersleeve ... Dr. Reineger
Nikki Haddad ... Anna Woodruff
Jessi Haddad ... Sarah Woodruff
Courtney Sanford Courtney Sanford ... Janice Woodruff
Travis Poelle Travis Poelle ... Roland Woodruff
Anthony Caraday Anthony Caraday ... Young Doctor Reineger
Bob Gerlach Bob Gerlach ... Pastor Bob
Laura Leiser Laura Leiser ... Receptionist
Kevin Le Kevin Le ... Kevin
John Le John Le ... John
Jason Byrne Jason Byrne ... Search party
Laina Kim Laina Kim ... Funeral attendee / search party
Sebastian Brown Sebastian Brown ... Search party
Burton Bush Burton Bush ... Funeral attendee
Melissa Haddad Melissa Haddad ... Funeral attendee
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Dr. Reineger is a child neuro-psychologist who has become confident that the twin Anna has a form of autism called Asperger's Syndrome, rendering her unable to cope with reality. As for her blind sister, Sarah, the Doctor cannot say for sure why her visions map so closely to Anna's. At home, their father leaves the family. To escape the pain, the girls sink deeper and deeper into their imaginations. When a major earthquake takes their mother's life, Reineger is left with helping the now-orphaned twins cope, while at the same time dealing with his own struggle concerning the girls' prophetic visions. The girls escape the institution. The subsequent search party can't track them. Have they indeed transcended the physical realm? Written by Eric Leiser

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Animation | Fantasy

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Not Rated

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USA

Language:

English

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26 February 2008 (USA) See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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$110,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.66 : 1
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Sarah Woodruff: But the fawn makes everything so clear!
Anna Woodruff: Of course it does, but mom and dad can't see. They forgot what it means to dream. They use our disabilities as an excuse not to believe.
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They forgot what it means to dream.
21 November 2007 | by lastliberalSee all my reviews

This film came to me as an came to me as an early preview DVD courtesy of the filmmakers, the Leiser brothers. To say it is like nothing I have ever seen would be an understatement.

Those looking for the latest Hollywood "comedy" and it's scatological "humor" or the latest action film will find none of that here. This surreal film truly qualifies as avant-garde and presents a visual experience that will stay with you long after it's 70 minutes have ended. The score, done by Jeffrey Leiser, who co-wrote the script, is also magnificent and enhances the visual experience.

The only thing in the film that approaches acting is the neuro-psychologist, played by Ed K. Gildersleeve. Of course, the poor scientist is as baffled as the parents when he cannot provide scientific explanation to what is going on.

That is not hard to understand, as many do not come into contact with those suffering from Asperger syndrome, which is a high functioning autism disorder. From all those I have and am dealing with who have autism, I have only one that may be Asperger's. But don't let that prevent you from enjoying the ride through this film, especially if you are the type that likes to see science flummoxed in the face of the metaphysical.


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