If you've ever had a story read out loud and felt the world change and the story come to life in your imagination then you have the first sensation of what this movie has in store. We follow a young child named Alexandria who is in the hospital during the depression. She encounters an injured movie stuntman named Roy who catches her attention by trading pieces of growing story for pain killers that are easier for little hands to acquire. What unfolds is a vibrant fantasy world that director Tarsem Singh breathes into life on screen with perfection. As the story evolves we learn the tragic past of Roy and watch as it is shaped by the trusting innocence of Alexandria in a true-to-life, unique fairytale.
In a hospital in 1920's Los Angeles, reality and fantasy blur dangerously as an injured stuntman tells a little girl with a broken arm a fantastical story about five mythical heroes.