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The Last Mimzy (2007)

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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(as Bob Shaye)

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Nathanial Broadman
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Sheila Broadman (as Kirsten Williamson)
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School Guard (as Scott Miller)
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Julie the Babysitter
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Storyline

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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box | teacher | toy | cottage | generator | See All (149) »

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The future is trying to tell us something. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Family | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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) (25 March 2007)

Gross:

$21,471,047 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The Hills Have Eyes II was accidentally shown in a theater session of The Last Mimzy (2007) in Holtsville, Long Island back in April 2007. The audience members were mostly made up of young children and their parents having to watch the graphic birth scene of the mutant baby at the start of the film. The theater employees were unaware of their mistake until they saw people running out of the theater room crying and screaming. The theater apologized and offered movie vouchers and free counseling services to all of the audience members of the misplaced film. See more »

Goofs

In the scene (from 04:32 to 05:55 on the DVD) where Noah Wilder is in his bedroom, wearing pajamas and playing a video game, his father comes home late and visits with him. In one shot when Noah throws his video game controller down, you can see he is bare-foot. In the very next shot from a different angle, as his father is talking to him, Noah is wearing slippers. (Note: This is a "full-frame-only goof", not visible in the wide screen versions, because their frames were made by cropping 41.7% of the height of the spherical 35 mm film negative frames, cutting Noah's bare feet out of the frame, although his slippers can still be seen at 04:41. The full height of the negative is shown in the full frame version, leaving Noah's bare feet in their frames.) Also in this scene Noah's left leg is propped up when he is playing the video game but then when he is talking to his Dad it is his right leg that is propped up. See more »

Quotes

Emma Wilder: Yuck! They *killed* it!
Noah Wilder: How else would you eat it?
Emma Wilder: Mommy, I don't understand. Why did they have to kill it? He didn't do anything to anyone.
Noah Wilder: What about that chopped-up cow you're eating?
Emma Wilder: What chopped-up cow?
Noah Wilder: What do you think hamburger is?
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Soundtracks

Hello (I Love You)
Performed by Roger Waters
Written by Roger Waters and Howard Shore
Produced by Roger Waters, James Guthrie and Howard Shore
Roger Waters appears courtesy of Columbia Records
Special vocal appearance by Rhiannon Leigh Wryn
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Delightful
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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