Picture from The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
Overall C+

Doctor Parnassus (Christopher Plummer), a storyteller, made a deal with the Devil (Tom Waits). However, his debt needs to be paid by his daughter (Lily Cole) when she turns sixteen. On the eve of that fateful day, the fretting father searches for a way to break the ill-begotten bargain.

Violence C
Sexual Content C+
Profanity C
Substance Use C-

Talk to your kids about…

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

After passing through the magical mirror, characters in this film experience their own imaginations. What things would you experience if you were able to walk into your imagination?

What impact does lying have on the characters in this film? How does one untruth lead to the next? Why is it so difficult for Dr. Parnassus to refuse a new wager from Mr. Nick? What effect can compulsive gambling have on individuals and families?

During the film, a character swallows a hollow tube as a way of avoiding the deadly effects of a hanging. Why would this not work?