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Imaginary Heroes

Imaginary_heroes A suburban family goes into a dysfunctional freefall when a suicide creates a vacuum that its remaining members can barely begin to fill. Sigourney Weaver is impeccable as a distraught mother who resorts to pot to barricade her emotions in writer/director Dan Harris’ diamond-sharp treatise on American family dysfunction that makes “The Ice Storm” look like a walk in the park. Emile Hirsch gives a beautifully nuanced performance as an alienated teen son who must reconcile difficult familial issues beyond the death of his cruel brother.
Rated R. 112 mins. (B) (Three Stars)

Posted by Cole Smithey on January 13, 2009 in Drama | Permalink
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