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Imaginary Friend (2012)

PG | | Thriller | TV Movie 2 June 2012
A talented artist is haunted by the presence of a childhood imaginary friend, and her psychiatrist husband wants to have her committed to a mental institution.

Director:

Richard Gabai

Writers:

Christine Dixon (story) (as Christine Gauthier), Brian D. Young (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lacey Chabert ... Emma
Ethan Embry ... Brad
Amanda Schull ... Brittany
Paul Sorvino ... Jonathan
Jacob Young ... Dr. Kent
Marc McClure ... Dr. McQueen
Angeline-Rose Troy ... Molly
Ted McGinley ... Officer Cameron
Kayla Madison ... Young Emma
Mila Brener ... Young Brittany
Heather Tom ... Grace
Sam Page ... Robert
Larry Poindexter ... Duane
Matt Knudsen ... Karl
Deena Dill ... Veronica
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Storyline

Emma (Lacey Chabert) is a beautiful and a talented artist. Her husband, Brad (Ethan Embry), is a renowned psychiatrist. They have the perfect loving marriage. But Emma is having a few psychological issues. She has turned to Lily ('Amanda Schull'), her childhood imaginary friend who helped her overcome an abusive father. Brad, the doting husband, helps and consoles her. When Emma's visions get more intense, Brad persuades her that the only way to keep them under control is to take medication but Lily has become an emotional support for Emma. Written by anonymous

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Thriller

Certificate:

PG

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 June 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Imaginary Friend See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Color:

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In the opening scene in the pool, Emma rises up out of the pool to talk to her husband. She is suddenly no longer dripping with water & her skin looks dry. See more »

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Predictable, but cast tries.
1 February 2015 | by westsubmanSee all my reviews

This film is way too predictable. It starts out with a pretty decent premise, but the viewer figures things out very early on. From then, it's just a question of how the plot will get to the inevitable ending. A psychological thriller/suspense film --which is what this trying to be--needs a lot more development and imagination to work.

The cast does give it a good shot, but needs more to work with. Ethan Embry and Paul Sorvino (In a small role) are particularly good. Lacey Chabert holds her own, too. Of course, she has several scenes requiring her to prance around in a bikini.

Overall, this film falls slightly short of a recommendation.


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