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Imaginary Crimes (1994)

Harvey Keitel , Fairuza Balk , Anthony Drazan  |  PG |  DVD
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  • Actors: Harvey Keitel, Fairuza Balk, Kelly Lynch, Vincent D'Onofrio, Diane Baker
  • Directors: Anthony Drazan
  • Writers: Davia Nelson, Kristine Johnson, Sheila Ballantyne
  • Producers: Davia Nelson, Gary Barber, James G. Robinson, Kristine Johnson
  • Format: Color, Dolby, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
  • Dubbed: French
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: December 5, 2000
  • Run Time: 107 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00004WZ0A
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #236,511 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Imaginary Crimes" on IMDb

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When a father doesn't live up to his dreams...a daughter has to stand up for hers. Ray Weiler is a charmer who could sell cookies to Girl Scouts. He knows he'll strike it rich if he just keeps hustling. What he doesn't know is that his pie-in-the-sky schemes are separating him from the family he dearly loves. Year: 1994 Director: Anthony Drazan Starring: Harvey Keitel Fairuza Balk Kelly Lynch Vincent D'Onofrio Chris Penn Seymour CasselRunning Time: 106 min.Format: DVD MOVIE Genre: DRAMA UPC: 085391373926

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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Affecting Drama From Anthony Drazan December 18, 2001
Format:DVD
Is the wish for love greater than the need to hate? An interesting question posed by, and the complexity of which is examined in this film about the effects of the decisions we make during the course of our lives, and how those decisions ultimately affect our families and loved ones. Based on the semi-autobiographical novel by Sheila Ballantyne, "Imaginary Crimes," directed by Anthony Drazan, stars Harvey Keitel as a widowed father raising two young daughters in 1950s Oregon. Ray Weiler (Keitel) is no role model for fathers, however. In fact, in the words of the author, "Never has a man less equipped for parenthood tried so hard." And failed, she should have added. Ray is not a "bad" man, per se, but he's a dreamer and a schemer, following one deal of a lifetime after another that, up until the day she died, kept Valery (Kelly Lynch) and their daughters, Sonya (Fairuza Balk) and Greta (Elisabeth Moss) living in a one room basement apartment. To the very end, Valery was always a "technicality" away from what she wanted most: A home of her own. And when she died, that dream apparently died with her. Ray's dreams, however, continued; as did the dark clouds his lifestyle cast over the Weilers, beneath which they were forced to live every day without hope or respite. A dreary life, indeed, for two young girls with nowhere to turn.
Told through the reminiscences of Sonya (with Balk providing effective voice-over narration), the story unfolds with the help of flashbacks which reflect the turmoil of young Sonya and Greta's lives with Ray. The sequences involving Valery are especially poignant, and presented with such care and subtly that it enables you to feel and share her every disappointment-- and there were many.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Willie Loman with daughters July 28, 2000
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This is a great movie. I'm amazed that it got made and done so well. First kudos go to Sheila Ballantyne who wrote the novel. A story like this cannot be made up in committee or by hiring the hottest screen writer in town. It has to be lived. There's no question that Ballantyne lived it. And then it has to be understood in the light of love before it can be shared with us. And she did that.
Second kudos go to Tony Drazan who directed and interpreted. It can be seen that he loved the story and he wanted it to be beautiful, and he made it so. He picked the dearest, sweetest girls to play the parts of Sonya and Greta at various ages. And he had to have the right man for their father, a flawed man, like all of us, a man doing the best he can, a man with values that don't really work, a man who lost his young wife to cancer and was left to raise his two daughters alone, a man like Arthur Miller's Willie Loman who had big dreams never realized, a man neither hero nor villain; in short a man who had to be played with delicacy and without maudlin sentiment. Harvey Keitel fit the part, that of a schemer and a dreamer and a self-deluded hustling con man, and did a fantastic, flawless job.
Fairuza Balk, who played Sonya was wonderful, and Elizabeth Moss as Greta was adorable beyond expression, and so beautifully directed. The girl who played the young Sonya was not only excellent, but looked enough like Fairuza Balk to be her younger sister: perfect casting. And Kelly Lynch who had a limited role as the mother was exquisite.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Heartwarming Sory October 22, 2008
By Candace
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Another excellent performance by Harvey Keitel as Mr. Ray Weiler, a widowed father who is doing his best to raise two young girls despite his limitations and emotional handicaps. It is a realistic portrayal of a family's struggles through death, hard times, and the difficulties of a teenage girl as we experience all of this turmoil through her eyes. It has a realistic ending, not the typical Hollywood fare that is served up these days with everyone "living happily ever after".
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fairuza Balk is wonderful April 14, 1999
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Even as young as she was here, Fairuza Balk was wonderful in this movie. Harvey Keitel, one of the best character actors around, also did a wonderful job. Wonderful movie!!
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