Imaginary Heroes
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Tim Travis is walking through his life like it's a bad dream. His mother Sandy is the master of the Travis house with a healthy drug habit, a decade long grudge, and a secret that is literally tearing her apart. His father Ben is a shell of the man he once was, crippled by circumstance and blind to the mistakes of his past. But, in typical American style, the Travises aren't depressed they're living their lives in a forlorn haze. As painful revelations are made that threaten to divide the family, moments of laughter and truth provide the salve that ultimately brings them closer… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 35%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail
"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."
‑ Cole Smithey,
"Especially forceful performances make it well worth watching, even if it becomes a bit too much at times."
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"Not a great movie, by any means, but it is an always-interesting one - even when it veers off the rails."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Writer-director Dan Harris' script is so disjointed that Heroes rambles for most of its nearly two-hours."
‑ Forrest Hartman, Reno Gazette-Journal
"Weaver pretty much keeps Imaginary Heroes aloft."
‑ Geoff Pevere, Toronto Star
"Dan Harris e suas criações habitam um universo repleto de incidentes absolutamente artificiais e de clichês risíveis."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"A "personal" sort of story that might just hit you like a ton of bricks. Me? Not so much."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
"Sigourney Weaver is magnificent in Imaginary Heroes ..."
‑ Lori Hoffman, Atlantic City Weekly
"With that much baggage, Tim doesn't need a loving family. He needs a Smarte Carte."
‑ Rob Thomas, Capital Times (Madison, WI)
"Failed ambition is still ambition. Imaginary Heroes may overreach, but it challenges us as it does. That's heroic in any filmmaker."
‑ Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
"It's unusual and faintly disturbing to see Jeff Daniels play such an unlikeable character."
‑ Matthew Turner, ViewLondon
"Sigourney Weaver stands out as the heart of Imaginary Heroes, a depiction of a troubled suburban family."
‑ Jack Garner, Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
"Harris cannot justify this family of misfits contrived for the screen."
‑ Michele Kenner, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
"Stumbling between failed comedy and stilted drama, Imaginary Heroes never finds a convincing tone."
‑ John Wirt, Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
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