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Imaginary Heroes


A beloved son commits suicide, and a family tries to deal with it, mostly pretty badly. We’ve seen this family before, and done better, in both The Ice Storm and Ordinary People. This movie is all over the place, can’t decide what it wants to be, and I’d have given up on it but for its emotional center: Sigourney Weaver. The lady is getting better and better. The right part in a movie people actually go to see and she’ll be up there getting an Oscar one of these days. Sorry to say, one outstanding performance can’t rescue a movie … but it can make it watchable.