Sunday, June 07, 2009

Review: Imagine That

Arguably the most innocuous movie of Eddie Murphy’s career to date, Imagine That is an undemandingly pleasant and mildly amusing fantasy in which nothing – not even those elements that actually define it as a fantasy – is ever allowed to get of hand. Arriving amid the summertime cavalcade of comedies suffused with raunchy tomfoolery, it may be greeted as a godsend by parents who want to share an afternoon outing at the megaplex with their pre-teen daughters. It’s difficult to image, however, that this PG-rated Paramount/Nickelodeon presentation will draw many ticketbuyers outside of that narrow (albeit potentially profitable) niche. You can read the rest of my Variety review here.

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