The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus

D: Terry Gilliam
Sony Pictures Classics/Lions Gate (Samuel Hadida, William Vince, Amy Gilliam & Terry Gilliam)
UK/Canada/France 2009
123 mins


W: Terry Gilliam & Charles McKeown
DP: Nicola Pecorini
Ed: Mick Audsley
Mus: Mychael Danna & Jeff Danna
PD: David Warren & Anastasia Masaro
Cos: Monique Prudhomme

Heath Ledger (Tony), Christopher Plummer (Doctor Parnassus), Lily Cole (Valentina), Verne Troyer (Percy), Andrew Garfield (Anton), Tom Waits (Mr. Nick), Johnny Depp (Imaginarium Tony #1), Jude Law (Imaginarium Tony #2), Colin Farrell (Imaginarium Tony #3)

A travelling circus wow their audiences by transporting them into a world of magic and wonder.
This film is a trip into the vivid imagination of Terry Gilliam- nothing more, nothing less.     
The narrative to this movie is a huge mess, certainly not helped by the passing of Heath Ledger halfway through filming and Gilliam did an excellent job completing the film without the actor, utilising the talents of Johnny Depp, Jude Law and Colin Farrell to represent the character within the alternative universes inside the imaginarium.
Entertaining enough, but don't expect it to make too much sense.

The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus
The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus