Imaginary Crimes Reviews
(1994) Imaginary Crimes
This is one of those films that if you actually read the reviews can deter to see this film since this film has no memorable stars, the plotline has really been done before on other films and the actors are virtually unbeknownist or unpopular to the mainstream crowd! Decided to watch this film because I was totally oblivious about what it's about except that I knew it was a drama and that Roger Ebert as well as other notable critcs gave it a thumbs up! Just like you can't judge a book by it's cover and with the right mood, I decided to check it out! And I have to say that it's quite well done since the story is narrated by the central character Sonya- a teenager's point of view, and it happens to involve Ray Weiler (Harvey Keital) since he's her father! As the story progresses it tends to reveal itself each time without picturing somebody as being the bad guy! There is also some similarities between this film and "Benjamin Button" except this one actually has a credible story which I can relate to with characters that still exist in real life such as tele- marketers, some who may also have families of their own like the title character Harvey Keital has portrayed in this film and is still happening as we speak!
Based on a book by Sheila Ballantyne!
3.5 out of 4
Harvey Keitel is a criminal man having to bring up his two daughters on his own. The mother has died of cancer.
Story is told by the oldest daughter, and it makes for a different view on the whole situation. Fairuze Balk is the older sister that has not really been allowed to be a child. She is the witness to many of her fathers scams, and at the same time she has been the one having to make sure that her little sister has something as close to a normal childhood as possible.