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The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus

Christopher Plummer as Doctor Parnassus

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  • I love how the cast and crew dedicated the movie to Heath. that was very nice of them and i also loved how in the credits to pay tribute to Heath by putting in memory of Heath Ledger

  • The most amazing film. Walloped me right in the head. Inspires me to keep on imagining, to steer clear of the negative influence of cultural imperialism and politics. Terry Gilliam is an inspiration and out and out genius. This film will live forever.

  • It also is an absolutely crystal clear reminder of the consequences of our choices in life. A morality tale from the heart. Terry Gilliam is a monk who has been dragged thru the muck.

  • i love all the scenes.., and how creative they are.. i didnt notice that from Heath he changed to Johnny Depp and the scene wherein he also changed from himself to Jude Law.., they look the same.., i could never imagine in real life that they will look alike.. in the movie i was so asd because thinking how good actor heath was.. then goign back to reality that he’s dead.., :(

    i love the movie..

  • I’m not sure how wide the wide release was, Jonathan. As soon as we know about DVD/Blu-Ray release, we’ll post it here.

  • I LOVED the hidden messages in this movie! Besides the obviously one about how fantastic an imagination can be, I liked how they portrayed the subject of choices and how dangerous they can be. But also how fantastic they can be if you make the right ones. Also how easily people can manipulated and how sick people can be when it comes to getting what they want. Like when Mr Nick influences people to “join his side”. It just shows that if you slap some pretty colors on almost anything, people will buy it. Not to say that this wasn’t a FANTASTIC movie!

  • To anyone who may have subscribed to this page seeking DVD and Blu-Ray info, please be aware we’ve added Region 1 and Region 2 order links above along with release dates. Any questions, I’ll do what I can to help. Thanks!

  • I became completely distracted from the wayhomer review because the man keeps driving the same block for I don’t know how many times. What a waste of energy. Take a walk next time!

  • Pseudo2: Speaking as that man, I just want to say one thing to you: if you’re that easily distracted…there are a lot of decaffeinated brands on the market that are just as tasty as the real thing. Regardless, thanks for watching.

  • What a FANTASTIC film but what else should I have expected from the genius mind of Terry Gilliam. Everything about this film is genius; from the concept, the casting, the special effects etc. is pure GENIUS. Python fans will be in heaven while others will be drawn into the awesome mind of Terry Gilliam. I plan on watching this movie many, many times. It’s one of those films that you just never tire of seeing. Thank you Terry.

  • Los críticos son unos cerdos dispuestos a engullir todo….esos de diario el país tragagenios. Todo creador estará dispuesto a concordar por lo menos que este film es de buena factura. Para mí genialidad ascendente.

  • Speaking as a critic…never believe critics. Or at least understand where they’re coming from and use the appropriate amount of salt along with their words. So you’re right. Gilliam may not make perfect films but the man can’t make one that’s boring or badly made. It’s always entertaining on at least one level. Thanks for the comment, Gustavo.

  • I know it’s been a while since this movies’s come out, just felt like commenting anyway. Yeah, this One easily makes my top 5 all time… it is unique in many ways, one of which being it is the only film that we will ever see Johnny Depp and Heath Ledger, two of the most captivating actors of the last 20 years, the Brando and Dean of their time, in together. It’s regrettable that we will never see them act together; in the right situation that could have been a sight to behold. Anyway, many cheers for Dr. Parnassus! If I had a few extra million dollars lying around, I’d give it to Terry so he could finally make ‘Don Quixote’ or which ever film he is feeling compelled to make next. I wish he could get the kind of backing that my Other favourite director, Mr. Tim Burton, has been getting. He is surely worthy of it, but everyone knows by now that the major studios are about Money and Politics, not Art, and that when they do decide to back you, you’ll probably have to fight against them trying to f*** with your movie for reasons of their own. Just the same, here’s Hoping we’ll see another Terry Gilliam Picture in the not too distant Future….

  • P.S.- Wayhomer review, fairly descent, but you didn’t even think Parnassus was one of the best films of 2010?! I won’t ask what you thought were the best films of 2010, because where my tastes are concerned, Parnassus is one of the best all around films of the last several decades, probably my favorite by Gilliam, and I know that’s saying alot. I thought Parnassus and Burton’s ‘Alice In Wonderland’ 3D made a very nice 1-2 punch in the first few months of 2010, easily my two favorites of that year. But then again all my favorite movies have a certain metaphysical, psychedelic sheen to them…

  • Jeremy: To answer your confusion/multiple comments, all comments are moderated to ensure that no spam gets through. We’ve had problems with that in the past. I’m glad you enjoyed Parnassus and since you weren’t interested in my favorite films of last year, I won’t divulge them to you. Thanks for the comment, chief.

  • How embarrassing, two comments saying the same thing. Feel free to knock one of those off Widge. And if you feel like sharing your 2010 faves, I’ll check it out… Jeremy