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Neverwas (2005)

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A well-educated psychiatrist leaves an academic career to work at an institution where his father, a novelist, lived before writing a renowned children's book. Acclimating to his position, ... See full summary »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Aaron Eckhart ... Zach Riley
Ian McKellen ... Gabriel Finch
Brittany Murphy ... Maggie Paige
Nick Nolte ... T.L. Pierson
Jessica Lange ... Katherine Pierson
William Hurt ... Dr. Peter Reed
Bill Bellamy ... Martin Sands
Alan Cumming ... Jake
Vera Farmiga ... Eleanna
Michael Moriarty ... Dick
Ken Roberts Ken Roberts ... Terrence
Cynthia Stevenson ... Sally
Lorena Gale ... Judy
Tabitha St. Germain ... Receptionist
Tim Henry ... Husky Sheriff
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A well-educated psychiatrist leaves an academic career to work at an institution where his father, a novelist, lived before writing a renowned children's book. Acclimating to his position, he encounters a schizophrenic who helps him to discover the book's secrets and his place in the story. Written by Anonymous

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Every fairy tale needs its hero.

Genres:

Drama | Fantasy | Mystery

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6 | See all certifications »

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Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 August 2006 (Bulgaria) See more »

Also Known As:

Eikunagi See more »

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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Sir Ian McKellen and Alan Cumming appeared in X2: X-Men United (2003). See more »

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The dream sequence in the beginning shows the young Zachary with huge brown eyes - the adult Zachary has blue eyes. See more »

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Gabriel Finch: [narrating] For those of you who do not know, this is how it began. Zachary Small was an ordinary little boy. He lived with his ordinary father in an ordinary house in an ordinary town. What Zachary did not know - could not know - was just how unordinary he was. I had heard the stories of young Zachary and his fearlessness. I had seen with my own eyes his selfless acts of bravery and courage. And I knew deep in my heart that he would return to rescue me when I was imprisoned in the ...
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A fine film
18 November 2006 | by ClayDeaverSee all my reviews

I enjoyed it immensely, not being a critic, I simply can say, I identified with the human struggle which in this story wore the garb of mental illness, and the triumph of the soul, which as usual required faith and courage. I also thoroughly enjoyed the acting. Brittany Murphy was adorable opposite Aaron Echart. Ian McKellan was a wonderful depiction of a fairy tale king. This was not a low budget film and the money wan't wasted. It's curious that films like this one are released and there is no fanfare whatsoever. I am always hoping to find a sleeper and have the surprise of a great evenings entertainment. Neverwas delivered. Enough said. And I didn't even have to mention Nick Nolte, Jessica Lange or any of the other great talent in this film.


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