R | | Drama, Horror, Mystery
As a widower tries to piece together his life in the wake of his wife's suicide, his daughter finds solace, at first, in her imaginary friend.
Auditions were held for the part of Emily because Director John Polson hoped he would be able to "find another Dakota Fanning". Amongst the hopefuls were AnnaSophia Robb, but in the end, Dakota Fanning was cast.
Emily: No, no, no.
During the beginning of the movie when Emily is on the merry-go-round, she has permanent front teeth, but during some of the latter parts of the movie she still has baby teeth.
Both the international and domestic versions submitted to the BBFC were actually released to UK cinemas. One version ends with the Dakota Fanning character being kept in the hospital, the other sees her staying with the Famke Janssen character, drawing a picture of a two-headed figure.
$21,959,233 30 January 2005
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