Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actors: Eddie Murphy, Thomas Haden Church, Yara Shahidi, Ronny Cox, Stephen Rannazzisi
Director: Karey Kirkpatrick
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy, African American Cinema
No description available for this title. — Item Type: DVD Movie — Item Rating: PG — Street Date: 11/24/09 — Wide Screen: yes — Director Cut: no — Special Edition: no — Language: ENGLISH — Foreign Film: noSubtitles: no — Dubbed: no ... more »
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Sharon F. from HIALEAH, FL
Reviewed on 11/17/2012...
Loved this movie! Made me laugh out loud, then cry at the end. Good for kids or adults. Highly recommend, especially if you like Eddie Murphy. This little girl was great too.
Edna H. (tessiss) from FRANKLINVILLE, NC
Reviewed on 8/2/2012...
i was reluctant to get this but i was not sorry it was really good for adults and kids alike
Diane C. from TAMPA, FL
Reviewed on 1/25/2012...
I'm not a big Eddie Murphy fan but I enjoyed this movie. Thumbs up!
Donna R. from CLINTON, SC
Reviewed on 11/9/2011...
Cute movie. My G-daughter really liked it.
0 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Surprisingly cute, even, and enjoyable
J. Green | Los Angeles, California | 11/18/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"As a teenager over 20 years ago I remember laughing long and hard at "Beverly Hills Cop" and even Eddie Murphy's generally irreverent and profane humor. But as a parent I am glad to see him using his talents in a more family friendly way, even if it usually borders on slapstick or over-the-top humor like Jim Carrey (this one didn't quite go that far). And I must admit that the commercials featuring that stupidly annoying kid throwing plastic balls at him in the playground didn't put this one on my "must-see" list. But my wife rented it one night and I was pleasantly surprised.
Murphy plays Evan Danielson, an aggressive workaholic investment consultant with no time for family - in fact, he's divorced and has no connection with his daughter, Olivia (about 6 years old, I think). But when he's forced to care for her for a week he's insensitive to her security blanket and imaginary friends... until he realizes that these friends are giving surprisingly accurate investment advice. And thus begins a relationship with his daughter that, although not initially based on the right reasons, opens his eyes to what he's missing out on.
I'm not exactly a devotee of this type of movie and haven't really seen any of Murphy's films since Disney's "The Haunted Mansion" (which was very disappointing compared to "Pirates of the Caribbean"), but my kids and I really enjoyed this one. I didn't notice any foul language and any crude jokes must have gone right over my head. Yara Shahidi was perfectly cute as his neglected daughter, and Thomas Hayden Church was particularly funny as Johnny Whitefeather, his main competition at work with phony Native American investing advice. The plot-line may be formulaic and in some ways the moral-of-the-story done a bit too Hollywood-ish, but I thought the movie was quite fun, and definitely better than I expected."
Jersey | 11/02/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I wasn't sure if this movie was going to be corny or not being a childrens movie and all - but I was surprised at how funny it was! I loved Eddie Murphy in "Daddy Day Care" and loved him in this movie equally as much! This movie isn't appropriate for younger ages (it's rated PG) and I believe it's PG because of some adult humor - but it's nothing you wouldn't see on TV and no foul language is used! "Imagine That" has a really cute message for all ages!"
Good Family Movie
Bess Conley | OHIO | 02/01/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This was a different Eddie Murphy movie and one that should have done better in the ratings than it did. I bought it for family members who are very particular as to what they allow children to watch. It was funny, had a message regarding a father's need to
take time to be a real father. The little girl in movie was excellent in the part. I have bought this movie for future viewing."