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You Wish! (2003)

TV Movie  |  TV-G  |   |  Comedy, Family, Fantasy  |  10 January 2003 (USA)
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Alex is a high school student who always feels like he is overshadowed by his little brother Stevie; he can't get the girl of his dreams; he and his two best friends, Abby and James, are ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Stevie Lansing / Terrence Russell McCormack
Larry Pendragon
Sally Stockwell ...
Pam Lansing
Dave Lansing
James Cooper
Joshua Leys ...
Charles (as Jay Bunyan)
Jodie Rimmer ...
Patrick Wilson ...
Set Security Guy
Stage Manager (as Andrew Binns)
Sheila Summers ...


Alex is a high school student who always feels like he is overshadowed by his little brother Stevie; he can't get the girl of his dreams; he and his two best friends, Abby and James, are outsiders at school; and he is constantly benched on his football team. Then Stevie receives a lucky coin from a strange old man, a coin which he gives to Alex, telling him to make a wish. The next day, Alex gets everything he ever wished for - Stevie is gone (in fact, he is the star of his own TV show, and his family don't even know him); Alex dates the most popular girl at school; he is one of the most popular kids himself; and he is the star of the football team. At first he enjoys his new life, only to later find out that everything that was great in his original life now is gone. Written by The Norwegian Rocker

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When Alex is trying to find his seat, he flips over several desks, and as he does so, there are no students in them. After he lands in his seat, there are students clapping and cheering for him. See more »


Pam Lansing: Alex, why are you hanging onto the television?
Alex Lansing: It's Stevie.
Pam Lansing: Yeah, it's Terrence Russell McCormack. He's so cute.
Alex Lansing: No, it's not Terrence somebody, it's Stevie.
Pam Lansing: Okay, look, um, honey, your father and I have to go. Are you okay?
Alex Lansing: Stevie. He's *on* the television.
Pam Lansing: Every week. I didn't think you liked that show.
Alex Lansing: What... show?
Pam Lansing: "Where's Stevie?"
Alex Lansing: He's *on* the television!
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Better than the rest
3 January 2005 | by (Chicago, IL) – See all my reviews

I've noticed something about movies that Alan Sacks does for Disney Channel, like "The Color of Freedom", "Pixel Perfect", and this one: his movies seem to have real morals and are not thrillers for pre-teens like Poof Point or Phantom of the Megaplex. While the "what if" premise has been scripted to death, "You Wish!" was a nice distraction.

The lead, A.J. Trauth, was believable as a teen who is stuck between loving his brother and protecting his territory. Lalaine was okay as his best friend, but she had far too little screen time. The real surprise was to see Breslin, who I thought was okay in "The Kid", in this movie. Overall, I couldn't help feeling rushed by the plot. The touching moments of dialogue between Lalaine and AJ just seemed too few in number.

Overall, "You Wish!" is a TV movie, but a better TV movie than a lot of the fluff that Disney Channel puts out on the air waves. This one had a real moral that a lot of people forget about, so getting it into the kids' minds ASAP was okay with me.

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