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THE BARBERSHOP
MOVIE REVIEW
This week's reviewed movie is:
THE IMAGINARIUM OF DR. PARNASSUS

GENE

SNICK

 GORDY

Gene the Barber

Snick the Sidekick

Gordie the Barber

THE IMAGINARIUM OF DR. PARNASSUS

Dr. Parnassus is an immortal who travels in his big oversized horse-drawn wagon putting on magic shows, assisted by his daughter and two other assistants.

The Dr .'s immortality is due to a deal he made with the devil, that his daughter's soul belongs to him on her 16th birthday.

This film is visually stunning throughout, and the sets and costumes are on the same level.

Plus all the actors do their jobs well.

I'm sure it will divide both audiences and critics alike, but there's enough music, magic, and glitter to win me over.

Terry Gilliam's bizarre visuals are once again the attraction in this weird tale of a traveling carnival and its cursed leader.

Heath Ledger's last film is filled with both the sad song of human frailty and the bittersweet taste of unrequited love as people pass through the looking-glass to discover their true nature.

It's a soul-searching scavenger hunt as Dr. P. races against time and the devil to save his daughter and -- just maybe -- himself.

I thought this fantasy/adventure felt unfinished when the lead actor passed away about half-way to being completed.

Whatever idea the writer/director had for this film, unfortunately, died along with Oscar-winner Heath Ledger.

Sadly, because of circumstances beyond his control, the filmmaker has neither the plot nor the straight-forward pace necessary to make it successful without the deceased super-star of the movie, in my view.


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