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The Last Mimzy (2007)

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Two siblings begin to develop special talents after they find a mysterious box of toys. Soon the kids, their parents, and even their teacher are drawn into a strange new world and find a task ahead of them that is far more important than any of them could imagine!


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The siblings Noah and Emma travel with their mother Jo from Seattle to the family cottage in Whidbey Island to spend a couple of days while their workaholic father David Wilder is working. They find a box of toys from the future in the water and bring it home, and Emma finds a stuffed rabbit called Mimzy, and stones and a weird object, but they hide their findings from their parents. Mimzy talks telepathically to Emma and the siblings develop special abilities, increasing their intelligences to the level of genius. Their father becomes very proud when Noah presents a magnificent design in the fair of science and technology, and his teacher Larry White and his mystic wife Naomi Schwartz become interested in the boy when he draws a mandala. When Noah accidentally assembles the objects and activates a powerful generator creating a blackout in the state, the FBI arrests the family trying to disclose the mystery. But Emma unravels the importance to send Mimzy back to the future. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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A package from decades in the future unleashes an adventure beyond imagination [DVD] See more »


Family | Sci-Fi

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Rated PG for some thematic elements, mild peril and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

23 March 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mimzy  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$10,024,819 (USA) (23 March 2007)


$21,460,590 (USA) (8 June 2007)

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Did You Know?


The giant cockroaches that cover the surveillance camera lens at 71:47 on the DVD are not Computer Generated. Director Robert Shaye mentions in the commentary that the production employed three "cockroach wranglers" to handle the insects. See more »


(at around 57 mins) The film takes place entirely in Seattle, but in one of the early scenes, they show a closeup of Noah's cellphone with a Bell Canada logo clearly visible on it. See more »


Emma Wilder: Do you want to see a magic trick I can do with my hands?
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11 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Very good adaptation of a classic sf short story, "Mimsy Were the Borogoves" by Lewis Padgett (pseudonym used by sf authors and spouses Henry Kuttner and C. L. Moore). Some changes, of course, updating it to present time (story was originally set in 1942, published in 1943), expanding the story a bit -- but overall, nice work.

I thought the kids' interactions were very true to life -- sniping and fussing at each other and at the same time being close and loving. Especially liked the little girl's interaction with Mimzy, dressing it in doll clothes, having a tea party.

Very enjoyable.

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