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The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus -- FIRST REVIEWS!

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus -- FIRST REVIEWS!

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus was one of the most anticipated film of the 2009 Cannes Film Festival because it’s the last one from the late Heath Ledger.

Colleagues Johnny Depp, Jude Law and Colin Farrell pitched in to finish the film, which ends with the on-screen credit: “A Film From Heath Ledger and Friends”. Here are the film’s first reviews:

Hollywood Reporter: The first big question about [director Terry Gilliam] managed to complete the film when his star Heath Ledger died in the middle of shooting. The answer is with great imagination and skill… The three stars that came to Gilliam’s rescue also make amusing contributions but it’s hard not to wonder how much better the film would have been with a complete performance by the charismatic and adventurous Ledger.”

Variety: “Especially considering the trauma and difficulties stemming from Heath Ledger‘s death during production and the fact that Terry Gilliam hadn’t directed a good picture in more than a decade, the helmer has made a pretty good thing out of a very bad situation in Imaginarium.”

The projected theatrical release for Imaginarium is Friday, June 6.

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    I wonder if the movie will get a lot of viewers simply because Heath died during the middle of shooting, and not necessarily because it’s a good movie.

  • Fingerhut

    This movie is very nice!

    See it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • debby

    can’t wait to watch the movie

  • /

    it’s funny how Heath’s movie suddenly became a must see after he died.

  • soadchik

    I’ve been excited about this movie ever since i first heard about it. I cant wait! I hope it’s played in my town. Sucks living in a small town ugh :P

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  • Mary

    (((Heath)))

  • HEATH DOES IT AGAIN..

    Guess who is going to pick up the golden globe , oscar and sag award next year…of course it would never of been finished without
    the real celebrities Johnny Depp etc.. But of course this is another
    DEAD DRUG ADDICT MOVIE … NO KUDOS TO THE PEOPLE THAT
    FINISHED IT FOR HIM…

    ANOTHER WAY TO GET HIM IN NEXT YEAR..

  • Kel

    Shut up #8.

  • amy

    is the release date really june 6 i thought it was in september, does any1 know? please….. please… i really wanna see this

  • amy

    is the release date really june 6 i thought it was in september, does any1 know? please….. please… i really wanna see this

  • Fingerhut

    05/22/2009 at 12:30 pm

    Please, not here this f@ke photos!

  • http://jared-leto-online.skyrock.com/ camille

    oh my god, i miss him so much ! i’m impatient to see him last film.
    Rip

  • HEATH DOES IT AGAIN..

    KEL I AM NOT GOING TO SHUT UP.. IN FACT… I AM SCREAMING RIGHT NOW BY USING CAPS…BECAUSE WHY NOT USE STAND
    INS INSTEAD OF JOHNNY DEPP JUDE LAW AND COLIN FARRELL..

    WHO NEEDS THEM WHEN THEY ARE CONSIDERED “FRIENDS’

    When they are all award winning actors… not “FRIENDS…

    SO KEL YOU SHUT THE HELL UP

  • me

    This movie is going to be so depressing! It’s one thing to see the The Dark Knight, but to see him in the movie he was filming when he died….but it’s got an excellent cast and I like the idea they came up with to finish the movie.

  • HEATH DOES IT AGAIN..

    SO ME- WHO IS THE REST OF THE CAST…?? JUST HIM OF COURSE

  • shell

    #1 kind of like The Dark Knight! Granted it was a good movie but not one of the best of all time.

  • shell

    Mr. Heath does it again, you do realize the three actors who replaced him at the end of the shooting gave all the money they made from the movie to Heath’s daughter right?

  • Saudia

    oh that`s sad .. I`m really glad those guys stepped in .. they also gave their paychecks to little Matilda ..I really can`t wait for the movie, even before Heath passed it sounded amazing .. so definitely looking forward to it :)

  • Lillianne

    How I wish we could bring him back.

  • HEATH DOES IT AGAIN..

    THE BOYS DID IT FOR FREE… O.K NO MONEY FOR MATILDA THE PROFITS FROM THIS MOVIE WILL GO TO HER THOUGH!! ALL OF
    IT WILL IN HONOR OF HER DADDY..

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  • justine

    I miss Heath, I wish he could be with Matilda

  • Molly

    Jared, why didn´t you post the next sentence of the HW review?

    “The second big question is whether or not Gilliam has produced something to rank with his great fantasies “Time Bandits” and “Brazil” and the answer is sadly not.”

    The reviews are mixed at best.

    And where did you get the release date? The film hasn´t a distributor yet and with these reviews it won´t get one.

  • amy
  • amy

    ^^^^^
    extended heath clip

  • chels

    i cant wait to see him in his last work.. and besides i love johnny, jude and colin=)

  • http://travellovematch.com melanie

    I can’t wait to watch Heath. I know he is still alive somewhere, along with Elvis and Tupac!

  • Sarah

    (((Heath)))

  • bonnie

    To:#8 I have had imsomnia and anxiety for years. I can tell you it is a living hell. Heaths body only contained RX drugs. i don’t think anyone should judge him unless you have walked in his shoes.Heath was greatly loved and admired, just check on You Tube. I hope the movie turns out to be as great as all of his movies are. We love and miss you and thank you for the movies you have left us with. We will always remember you,Angel.

  • sheryl

    I’m interested in seeing this, if for nothing else than the novelty of the way Jude, Johnny, and Colin were used to finish it. I’m not sure I would have been interested otherwise, to be honest.

  • jami

    I am interested in this for a couple of reasons, #1 I want to see Heath’s final film & #2 I want to see how Jude, Johnny & Colin replaced Heath in the rest of the film. I find it facinating and sad at the same time. I will definitely see this film.

  • madmax

    I hope it gets a US distributor I want to see it Heath was such a wonderful actor and human being

  • kim

    I can’t wait to see the movie. I want to see how Jude Johnny and Colin
    play their part. and also its Heath last film. I think reveiws will not matter because when the Da Vinci Code was shone at Cannes it got mix reviews also . But it still got a good box office.

  • whortensia

    Gilliam did the movie on the Grimm brothers with Ledger and I found it too weird to enjoy. I watched for a while and then just gave up. Not worth the trouble.

  • ash

    I can’t wait to see this film. ((((Heath))))

    @HEATH DOES IT AGAIN — How about doing the humanity a favor and jump off a bridge? The world would be a better place without a hateful loser like you. F*ck off!

  • cmlunday

    oh just letting you know, its june 5th. friday isnt june 6th! i would know cause its my bday :)

    ps I LOVEEEEE HEATH LEDGER! R.I.P BEST ACTOR EVERRRRR

  • stella

    It’s not just Heath Ledger, it’s the combo of Heath Ledger and Terry Gilliam. obviously.

  • Sara

    Love Jude ♥

  • dolorescraeg

    let’s just hope that the film gets a u.s. distributor so i can see my love jude law in that white suit with the long hair and that jude gaze…..

  • jill

    aww yay! , does any1 know if there might be pictures of jude in hia play soon thnx

  • dolorescraeg

    jill,
    i’m sure they’ll be some photos of jude in his performance of hamlet…it opens may 29th at the wyndham theatre in london…it’s a limited engagement until aug. 22.

  • mrs.s-d

    i dont think people will see it just because he died but for the fact other actors take over in his place.. it will be interesting to see how they manage to carry it on……… oh and johnny will make this film (he is the reason im seeing it….. sorry im a bit biased)

  • sheryl

    mrs.s-d,
    ” oh and johnny will make this film (he is the reason im seeing it….. sorry im a bit biased)”

    I get what you mean, I feel the same way, only about Jude instead of Johnny. :)

  • dolorescraeg

    yes……it’s jude for me.

  • Frank

    LOL… and for me it’s Heath. – So obviously there are a lot of different reasons to love that film!

  • ****

    Wow, what Johnny, Jude and Colin did is such a testament to the type of classy guys they are. I hope this film becomes another one of Gilliam’s instant classics.

  • http://Sexy sharyllee

    Yes… Its Jude for me…

  • Sara

    Yes… Uh… It’s jude for me ♥♥

  • Jokergurl

    #8 Johnny, Colin and Jude were actually Heath Ledger’s friends, He met Johnny on the set of the Brother’s Grimm before Gilliam picked Ledger to play Matt Damon’s brother. Colin knew Heath quite well, and Jude met Heath while he was on The Dark Knight, Gilliam wanted Jude Law originally for the role of Tony.
    Prepare to be shocked though by this movie, I read the script, it’s a bit eerie in places, particularly the opening scene. So yes, all these guys were actual friends of Heath. So was Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Mel Gibson, and especially Jake Gyllenhaal who is the Godfather of Matilda. Farrell has the juiciest Tony role of the 4 actors though. It was shot is sequence. RIP Heath you are missed.

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