The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus

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In a traveling sideshow of wonders and imagination, Dr. Parnassus (Christopher Plummer) invites audience members through a looking glass and into a fantastical world of their own creation. Once into the mirror, the audience gets a fate of its own choosing, as Parnassus tries to save souls in order to save his own. But when the sideshow rescues a doomed man (Heath Ledger, in his final performance), Parnassus’s quest for souls takes a strange turn in surreal battle between good and evil. Confused? I think that’s the point.
Ledger passed away halfway through filming. Hence, Johnny Depp, Colin Farrell, and Jude Law make interesting cameos as Ledger’s alter ego.

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Imaginarium received a PG-13 rating, largely for its baroque images from the mind of director Terry Gilliam. ClearPlayed, about 40 instances of language are excised. In addition, a scene of sensuality is trimmed, as is some partial nudity and the more garish scenes of violence. Kids may find images from the movie disturbing…if they can understand them.

Is Imaginarium what the doctor ordered?…

This movie will mostly appeal to Ledger, Depp, Farrell and Law fans (that about covers all the females in the room). The visuals of the fantasy worlds alone are worth the price of rental, staggering images of incredible imagination. Most viewers will get frustrated with the convoluted storytelling, but it’s a feast for the eyes.

Marty Nabhan— ClearPlay Carnival Barker

Rated PG-13 for violent images, some sensuality, language and smoking.;123 min; Directed By Terry Gilliam
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