Wednesday, February 1, 2012

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

Year: 2009
Director: Terry Gilliam
Starring: Heath Ledger, Andrew Garfield, Colin Farrell, Johnny Depp, Jude Law

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus is pure magic. It's one of those movies where you are so awestruck at the creativity and imagination that you accept and embrace it all. It's full of things you'd never think about outside a weird dream. This movie was a well-acted sugar rush that had depth, drama, and a whimsical quality that perfected the atmosphere.

Briefly, the plot revolves a man, Dr. Parnassus, who along with his daughter have a traveling magic show. Along the way they meet a mysterious stranger (Ledger) and everything explodes from there. Let's just say there are magic mirrors, really giant ladders, and Verne Troyer.

This film is also the last project of Heath Ledger before his death. He actually died during the filming and so in his place stepped in three superstar actors: Johnny Depp, Jude Law, and Colin Farrell. I know it sounds weird that four people can play the same character, but they pulled it off brilliantly in the film. It was amazing.

Also for you Social Network fans, this was the first major role for Andrew Garfield who was really good in it.

I watched this movie when it came out and didn't watch again until last week, but I'm so glad I did. It's still just a great piece of film. Go see it.

Score: A


  1. Never watched this one yet, by the sounds of it I'll have to give it a look

  2. Sort of Alice in Woderland-ish? Sounds pretty sweet from what you've told!

  3. Huh, never heard of this one. I'm tempted to check it out now though.

  4. Never did see this, might have to check it out just for ledger though.

  5. Haven`t yet had a chance to watch this. Looks really interestng, though.

  6. Never even heard of this one, have to check it out. It sounds very interesting.

  7. Yeah it flew surprisingly under the radar considering the amount of big name actors that are in it.

  8. Died during filming? Damn! I think I seriously might have to check this out, I usually don't follow ratings, A or not I'm hitting this up! :)

  9. Very cool!
    I tagged you in one of my posts, you are in the game!