Imagine That (2009)
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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as Evan Danielson
as Olivia Danielson
as Dante D'Enzo
as Johnny Whitefeather
as Tom Stevens
as John Strother
as The Kid
as Mr. Pratt
as Lori Struthers
as Noah Kulick
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Murphy struggles to find work in other genres, but given the way he indulges himself with funny faces and voices, it's equally possible that he genuinely likes acting alongside children.
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.
You're left with the feeling that the film-makers don't see a conflict between the profit motive and paternal love.
There really isn't a spark of genuine humour or life in the entire thing, and the movie grinds its way to a syrupy finale.
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[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.
it couldve been funnier, but its a safe family friendly comedy film that is entertaining for the whole family
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!
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