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Illusion (2004)

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Donald Baines (Kirk Douglas) is a successful Hollywood director nearing death. His life was filled with fame and riches but devoid of love. Haunted by the memory of the son he abandoned, Donald Baines is given the opportunity to see three views of his son's journey, each representing a different period of his son's life.

Donald bears witness to the impact his absence had on his son's life and in his own inability to find love. Ultimately Donald is offered the opportunity to alter the outcome of his son's life in this haunting yet beautiful tale of love and redemption.

Kirk Douglas, Michael Goorjian
Michael Goorjian

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adamal, posted on January 9, 2016

Thank you, I'll get a copy to show this movie to friends and family, I love the message.

ss8423, posted on December 3, 2015

An excellent, very touching movie that helps one realize that what ultimately matters most is our connection with others.

katz5253, posted on November 29, 2015


Psunshine, posted on November 19, 2015

There is no sound.

PolaClark, posted on November 7, 2015

Such movies move us to transcend our worn out patterns. I was left with much to reflect.

michelF, posted on November 5, 2015

I fell in love yesterday. In love with this movie! It's perfect: the choice of actors, the story, the way it's made. Bravo!!!

marysevdw, posted on October 27, 2015

Love it, love it, love it ......... a lot!!!!, posted on September 12, 2015

Very well done. Even when I caught on that they were replaying the Romeo & Juliet story, I still wanted to keep watching, to see how they would tell the story. And of course the ending was inspiring, hopeful and perfect.

SuzannaB@Gaia, posted on September 13, 2015

Thank you for commenting on the film! We're very glad you enjoyed it.


wiz2dorothys, posted on September 7, 2015

love it!

jackie_van_mels, posted on September 5, 2015

This is a must see.

bretthaugen, posted on August 22, 2015

A must watch!

rx7chick, posted on August 18, 2015

How wonderful to see my childhood hero, Kirk Douglas. Lovely film, wonderful message.

sharon.freer57, posted on August 8, 2015

Wonderful film. I lived through all of the emotions with the characters.

vgalluppo, posted on May 30, 2015

Had to stop watching after 5 minutes as the video kept freezing up. Very frustrating.

sheilaloren, posted on May 30, 2015

A film that makes you feel good at the end. Great message for us all!, posted on May 16, 2015

Finally!! Hollywood gets it right!!

sayurision, posted on May 15, 2015

Beautifully done, loved it and I will recommend to family and friends.

vm, posted on May 9, 2015

Loved it!

kimgiddings, posted on April 28, 2015

Really good movie, will recommend to friends

benitazink, posted on April 11, 2015

A great movie, depicting what has gone on in my life, with missed chances for love.

jbrand1997, posted on April 3, 2015

What a wonderful movie. So glad to see Kirk Douglas once again. I will recommend it to friends and family. Really great movie!, posted on March 30, 2015

Beauifully done, heartfelt, Loved It!!!!!

cyndun, posted on March 23, 2015

excellent film...I recommend it as a "must see"! Very touching...

sechandler6, posted on March 18, 2015

Kirk Douglas still h as it a great film. a great performance. I loved this movie. Wonderful. !!!

camacl2000, posted on March 12, 2015

Beautiful movie, touched me deeply, sent to me especially today x

philchris58, posted on March 1, 2015

a great film made me feel somethng deep inside to have that chance at the end to amend would be grand even if you didnt get to see it

bgspade, posted on February 19, 2015

love love love it!!

kate_minogianni, posted on December 3, 2014

So touching!!! I enjoyed it with all my heart..

sehweil1982, posted on November 23, 2014

Very deep and spiritual, it deeply touched my soul

ust_peace, posted on November 22, 2014

This is the best movie you can ever ask for. I am not sure why this movie has not won every available Oscar award. I think most of the world is not ready for this sort of movie. You can see it as a best romantic flick but if you want to understand the meaning of Illusion you must get out of the film and rewrite the final scene. The final scene is always available for cut since you are still in that scene.

Sheilah_s, posted on November 8, 2014

This is honestly the best movie I have ever seen. If I am ever asked from today forward—“What is the best movie you have ever seen?” I will name this film. Definitely became a fan of the actor/director from it. This really did it for me on so many levels.

mila_vladi, posted on November 4, 2014

Very emotional and beautiful story line. It's a movie that opens a heart!

YAKUSH007, posted on August 30, 2014

with a message that was superbly delivered by all of the characters. I am grateful.

Atia, posted on August 8, 2014

I watched it because I am a fan of Kirk Douglas. He was absolutely wonderful, fabulous. Now I am a new fan of Michael Goorjian. It was a beautifully moving and inspirational film.

claire mccarthy, posted on August 2, 2014

wonderful,loved it

shane.mchan, posted on August 1, 2014

loved it

KENNETHL, posted on July 18, 2014

Bravo! Bravo!!

starmelt1, posted on June 8, 2014

..due to the violence content.. I prefer it not to be on Gaiam ..enough of that in real life..

anncastlelcsw, posted on March 28, 2015

Gaiam IS about reality and sadly, violence is part of it. So is narcissism and denial, which Kirk Douglas's character was full of. I found those traits and the repercussions of them to be even more upsetting than the acts of overt violence. Christopher's physical scars healed but the denigrating voice of his father taunting him, though imagined, proved to be far more damaging.

starmelt1, posted on June 8, 2014

some good acting

MARIE-JEANNEL, posted on May 27, 2014

Fabulous film, I've enjoyed every minute of it, thank you.

oneofspirit, posted on May 17, 2014

Romantic, heart-felt, very enjoyable movie that has a wonderful message: it's all about love.

ceritasfgp, posted on May 13, 2014

I think I remember Kirk had problems in relationship with Michael D.

Kirk Douglas fabulous after a stroke, aged,still acting and maybe the best I have seen of his films. I felt this all the way to the bone... well done indeed

oluconi, posted on May 11, 2014

Great film, I love it. Bravo Kirk Douglas!, posted on May 10, 2014

I loved this film. It is one of the best films I've seen in a long time. Thank you to all the actors and especially Kirk Douglas! Awesome , Awesome, Awesome!

terriev7, posted on May 10, 2014

Awesome! Beautiful film.

Dwestbear, posted on May 9, 2014

Highly recommended. A beautiful film to remind us all that there is only Love. Nothing else really matters in this Earth Game. Well done!

AlohaRnG, posted on May 9, 2014

we make a difference, every thought action and intention. Powerful movie.

vll_511, posted on May 9, 2014

This movie is incredibly well done. I couldn't move a muscle through it, and I'm not sure if I blinked or not. Heartfelt!!

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