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Movie: Daniel Isn't Real (2019) A troubled college freshman, Luke, suffers a violent family trauma and resurrects his childhood imaginary friend Daniel to help him cope.
Written by SWITCH. on December 10, 2019
‘Daniel Isn’t Real’ (based off of Brian DeLeeuw’s novel ‘In This Way I Was Saved’) shares a lot of similarities with David Fincher's ‘Fight Club’, which followed a powerless office worker who happens to meet an assertive friend who helps him become more confident only for everything to get out of hand. I also kept thinking of Curtis Hanson’s underrated ‘Bad Influence’ with James Spader and Rob Lowe, Robert Mulligan’s ‘The Other’, Gregory Hoblit's 'Fallen', and Brad Anderson's 'Session 9'. ‘Daniel Isn’t Real’ is a slickly directed, spooky and surprisingly empathetic film about the monsters th... read the rest.