Rent Daniel Isn't Real (2019)

2.9 of 5 from 118 ratings
1h 36min
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Luke Nightingale (Miles Robbins), a lonely young boy with an emotionally unstable mother, invents a friend named Daniel (Patrick Schwarzenegger) who leads them both into a world of fantasy and imagination. After Daniel tricks Luke into doing something terrible, Luke is forced to banish him to the bottom of his subconscious. Twelve years later, Luke, now a college freshman, brings Daniel back - and he now appears as a charming, manipulative young man with a terrifying secret agenda.
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Daniel Noah, Josh C. Waller, Lisa Whalen, Elijah Wood
Brian DeLeeuw, Adam Egypt Mortimer
Horror, Thrillers
Release Date:
Not released
Run Time:
96 minutes
Release Date:
Run Time:
96 minutes
English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, English LPCM Stereo
English Hard of Hearing
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
BLU-RAY Regions:
  • New audio commentary by co-writer/ director Adam Egypt Mortimer, exclusive to this release
  • Beyond the Garden of Earthly Delights, an exclusive video essay on the film and its themes by author and critic Alexandra Heller-Nicholas
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Alternate Ending
  • Cinema of Anxiety, an exclusive video interview with Adam Egypt Mortimer
  • FrightFest premiere introduction and Q&A
  • FrightFest TV interviews with Adam Egypt Mortimer
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Stills Galleries

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Reviews (2) of Daniel Isn't Real

Bit of a let down - Daniel Isn't Real review by TH

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I liked the concept of the film but it felt too much like a lowe budget student project. The acting is ok and the film plods along but it never really goes beyond that. Shame as there was some potential here.

3 out of 3 members found this review helpful.

Daniel isn't all that good - Daniel Isn't Real review by AER

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Beyond some occasionally cool visuals and an interesting cast Daniel Isn't Real trades in secondhand tropes and tired plot turns. It's Dr Jekll & Mr Hyde or Fallen (Denzel Washington's one) all over again. The cast are barely present for the first half-an-hour, struggling to make an impact with some troublesome devices that don't make a hell of a lot of sense. I'll leave it other viewers to describe the story as I'm pretty crap at doing that - however I can let you know that cast never seem to settle into their characters and on the whole it strives for gravitas but is nothing but a throwaway :(

Interestingly, this is the first time I've seen Mary Stuart Masterson in a film since the mid-90s. Also the two leads have pedigree, Miles Robbins is the son of Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins (Look out for the tribute to Jacob's Ladder in the early nightclub sequence), and Patrick Schwarzenegger is....well it's that's obvious. At times, he looks just like his father minus the muscles. With stronger acting, this film could have been better, however, it's a bit of a slog. Disappointing as this could have been brilliant.  A damp squib.

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

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