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Invisible Child

  • Drama
  • 1999
  • Joan Micklin Silver
  • 87 mins
  • PG

Summary

Drama starring Rita Wilson as Annie, a woman who believes in the existence of an imaginary child. Her husband and daughter go along with her delusions for the sake of the family's stability, while her young son is also convinced of the child's existence. But a new nanny is too concerned for the welfare of Annie's daughter to allow the fantasy to continue.

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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

Taking the Harvey concept of an invisible friend one step further, this TV movie gives us a mother with an imaginary middle child. Rita Wilson's family conspires in her shared fantasy, even hiring a nanny to help with their "three" children. Things start to unravel when the nanny becomes concerned for the wellbeing of the eldest daughter and decides to alert the authorities. This uncomfortable blend of fantasy and family drama treats mental illness far too lightly. Director Joan Micklin Silver (Crossing Delancey) is seemingly uncertain of the right tone, veering clumsily between sweetness and melodrama.

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Credits

Cast

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Annie BeemanRita Wilson
Tim BeemanVictor Garber
Rebecca "Doc" BeemanMae Whitman
Sam BeemanDavid Dorfman
GillianTushka Bergen

Crew

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DirectorJoan Micklin Silver

Details

Released on
2003-05-02
Languages
English
Available on
video
Formats
Colour
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