Imaginary Heroes

An honorable and superbly articulated film.
- Rex Reed, New York Observer
A sharply observed tragicomedy that draws laughter as genuinely as it coaxes tears.
- Michael Rechtshaffen, Hollywood Reporter
Hirsch is dead-on with his weary deadpan in the face of high school torment, sexual confusion and parental absurdity.
- Jamie Bernard, New York Daily News
the gift of Imaginary Heroes is getting to know these anything- but-ordinary people.
- Carrie Rickey, Philadelphia Inquirer


IMAGINARY HEROES is a look at one long year in the lives of an ostensibly typical, upper-middle-class suburban family. It tells a tale of a family in crisis with wit, warmth and a very contemporary sardonic spin. Following a sobering family tragedy, the Travises go to pieces. Teenaged son Tim (Emile Hirsch), the black sheep of the family, walks through his life like it’s a bad dream. His father Ben (Jeff Daniels) begins treating his wife and children like strangers and completely disengages from the world around him, while his mother Sandy (Sigourney Weaver) takes to smoking pot and letting loose with all the considerable sarcasm she can muster. Meanwhile, she wages a bitter feud with the next-door neighbor over carefully concealed secrets that threaten to tear the family apart. With elements of pathos, salty humor and self-discovery, Imaginary Heroes is ultimately about what it means to be part of a family -- the good, the bad, and everything in between.

Date de sortie

Langue originale: English
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Durée: 111 min.
Année: 2004


Emile Hirsch
Jeff Daniels
Michelle Williams
Sigourney Weaver
Un film de
Dan Harris