Starring: Heath Ledger, Christopher Plummer, Tom Waits, Verne Troyer, Johnny Depp, Colin Farrell and Jude Law
Story: The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus is a fantastical morality tale, set in the present-day. It tells the story of Dr. Parnassus and his extraordinary ‘Imaginarium’, a traveling show where members of the audience get an irresistible opportunity to choose between light and joy or darkness and gloom. (Sony Pictures Classics)
Rated: PG-13 for violent images, some sensuality, language and smoking
Bottom Line: Heath Ledger (in his final performance), with help from the whacked-out mind of Terry Gilliam (Time Bandits; Twelve Monkeys), bring us what can best be described as Willy Wonka on steroids running naked thru a sugar factory…while on fire. This movie is sooooo not for everyone…but I think Joey Russo said it best on the popular early 90’s television hit ‘Blossom’: WHOA!