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Movies and TV shows are Certified Fresh with a steady Tomatometer of 75% or higher after a set amount of reviews (80 for wide-release movies, 40 for limited-release movies, 20 for TV shows), including 5 reviews from Top Critics.
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Although she comes across as bordering on insufferable, we are expected to understand that Sandy is the touchstone of honesty in the film because, like other American films of the Sundance variety, eccentricity signifies emotional authenticity.
Imaginary Heroes may not show the directorial confidence of Zach Braff's remarkable Garden State or the emotional depth of A Home at the End of the World, but it's a strong character-driven story all the same.
Except for Weaver's surprisingly funny, bitter performance as the film's grieving, wise-cracking, pot-smoking mother, I didn't much like Heroes -- or rather, I admired part of it without getting much engaged or moved.
Despite occasional affecting moments and nuanced performances from Emile Hirsch and Sigourney Weaver, the film sways awkwardly back and forth between prickly humor and pathos, rarely ringing true in either register.
Writer-director Dan Harris attempts a juggling act of tone, style and genre that results in about half a dozen different movies being shuffled across the screen, none of which -- despite fine performances all around -- really works.
Sigourney Weaver creates a portrait of a taut, frustrated suburban mother of three whose complexity transcends the Mom as Devourer stereotypes who have prowled the movies since Mrs. Robinson stirred her first martini.