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Imagine That (2009)

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Critic Consensus: Despite a promising turn by newcomer Yara Shahidi, Imagine That is another pedestrian family comedy that squanders Eddie Murphy's comedic talents.

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A powerful financial executive whose career was sent spiraling down the drain due to sudden lack of confidence finds the answers to his inexplicable setback in an imaginary world dreamt up by his young daughter in a fantasy comedy starring Eddie Murphy and co-scripted by Ed Solomon and Chris Matheson (the writing duo behind Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure and Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey).
Rating:
PG (for some mild language and brief questionable behavior)
Genre:
Comedy
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In Theaters:
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Box Office:
$16,088,610.00
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Cast

Eddie Murphy
as Evan Danielson
Yara Shahidi
as Olivia Danielson
Martin Sheen
as Dante D'Enzo
Thomas Haden Church
as Johnny Whitefeather
Ronny Cox
as Tom Stevens
DeRay Davis
as John Strother
Vanessa L. Williams
as Lori Struthers
Stephen Rannazzisi
as Noah Kulick
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Critic Reviews for Imagine That

All Critics (115) | Top Critics (29)

Murphy at least tries to stay in character rather than overdoing the silly voices and physical knockabout, but maybe the material was so blah that he felt it wasn't worth the effort.

Full Review… | August 14, 2009
Time Out
Top Critic

This is a fairly likable family comedy.

June 15, 2009
At the Movies
Top Critic

[A] misguided, poorly executed family disaster.

Full Review… | June 15, 2009
At the Movies
Top Critic

Cutesy? My pain was acutesy as the entire plot yawned before me.

Full Review… | June 12, 2009
New York Post
Top Critic

Fortunately, the picture's not-so-secret weapon, star Eddie Murphy, gives this uneven effort a reason for being.

Full Review… | June 12, 2009
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

Imagine That has a few nagging problems, none of which is Eddie Murphy's fault.

Full Review… | June 12, 2009
San Francisco Chronicle
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Audience Reviews for Imagine That

[img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/icons/icon13.gif[/img] Shahidi is an extremely promising young actress who i'm sure will blossom her career with great success however it seems to be going in the opposite direction for Murphy at the moment with the exception of returning to his roots in Tower Heist. On the other hand, from what i've seen this is Eddie Murphy's best family film. It's very formulaic and forgettable but the direction is good and the film like Murphy for once, has it's heart in the right place. It's not another Norbit or Daddy Day Care. It's better than that but it's not great either.

Directors Cat
Directors Cat

Super Reviewer

½

it couldve been funnier, but its a safe family friendly comedy film that is entertaining for the whole family

Michael Edwards
Michael Edwards

Super Reviewer

½

A horrid family film. While the child star is convincing, Eddie Murphy was so bad in this film. He was both a terrible father and buisnessman! A film so bad, it makes "The Game Plan" look like "Raiders of the Lost Ark"! When your career is down the drain, make kids movies!

Bentley Lyles
Bentley Lyles

Super Reviewer

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