Friend or foe?
Friend. He's a "pooka" - a six-foot rabbit who's the best (invisible) buddy of affable, middle-aged fella Elwood (James Stewart).
Is Elwood drunk, crazy, or does he really have a mischievous, magical animal from Celtic mythology as his constant companion? (Clue: not the last one).
Who we'd like to introduce him to:
Frank, the other imaginary-friend rabbit from
(see earlier). Er, if he was real...
Bad Frank could show Harvey the joys of agitating chaos while slipping between alternate states of reality, while Good Harvey would shamble around affably like a bumbling sidekick. (Think Cameron in
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Typical Facebook status update:
'Harvey would like to draw attention to the fact that his film isn't a stupid screwball comedy. It is, in fact, an indictment of attitudes toward mental health and an acute critique of the treatment system. He is
eating lettuce, hopping, having sex or falling off the edge of a table.'