THE IMAGINARIUM OF DOCTOR PARNASSUS (2008) ***
D: Terry Gilliam S: Heath Ledger, Christopher Plummer, Lily Cole
Terry Gilliam's latest tells the tale of a traveling side show and the trouble that ensues when they come across a man with a mysterious past.
It would be a disservice to the film to reveal too much plot info so I will not do so.
The film is visually striking but it just doesn't connect with the audience. The fantasy sequences are vintage Gilliam, the only difference is they are now presented in CGI.
There is alot that goes on in the film. In particular, how we perceive and see ourselves in our own imagination.
The performances are good with the exception of one.
It's worth checking out if you're a Gilliam fan. Non-fans may be interested but their attention my wear thin before it all ends.