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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)

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay) | 4 more credits »

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Cast

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Nathanial Broadman
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Sheila Broadman (as Kirsten Williamson)
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Harry
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School Guard (as Scott Miller)
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Julie the Babysitter
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Future Scientist
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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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Plot Keywords:

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

Taglines:

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  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,024,819, 25 March 2007

Gross USA:

$21,471,047

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$27,297,450
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

When Noah first controls a spider at the beach house (at around 19 mins), director Robert Shaye mentions in the commentary that Visual Effects Supervisor Eric Durst "got hold of the special effects house in Australia that did all of the visual effects for Charlotte's Web (2006) - they happened to have the computer program for making spiders crawling on webs." See more »

Goofs

Early in the movie, the science teacher Larry White (Rainn Wilson) tells his class "of the doctors Watson and Crick who cracked the genetic code". This is wrong in two ways. First, while Watson and Crick's discovery of the double-helical structure of DNA helped explain how genes were replicated during cellular or viral reproduction, it was Marshall Nirenberg and Har Gobind Khorana who did the research that correctly interpreted the genetic code, for which they received the 1968 Nobel Prize in Physiology and/or Medicine (along with Robert W. Holley for his work on transfer RNA). Second, it is odd that Mr White refers to Watson and Crick as "doctors", which his class would understand to mean that they were medical men, which neither was; in fact while Watson had his PhD at the time of their seminal research, Crick had yet to complete his and held only a BSc - in physics. See more »

Quotes

Emma Wilder: It's about Alice, going through the looking glass. I think it explains what the machine is.
Noah Wilder: Wait a minute. That looks like Mimzy. How could she have Mimzy? That was 100 years ago!
Emma Wilder: Maybe she had Spinners too, Noah. Maybe she didn't get what she was supposed to do. Maybe she needed a brother like you.
Noah Wilder: Like me? What for?
Emma Wilder: Because you're my Engineer.
Noah Wilder: [stares at her] What do you mean, "your Engineer?"
Emma Wilder: I mean, I can't do it all alone, Noah.
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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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Very entertaining, but with huge plot holes.
18 March 2007 | by See all my reviews

I took my two nephews (13 & 15) to an advance screening just now and we all liked the movie. Although, to enjoy it requires a very high level of "suspension of disbelief". A lot of things do not make sense, circumstances that would never happen and some things that just go nowhere in the movie all led to us making fun of the movie afterward. BUT, we all still enjoyed the movie and thought it was good. It is pretty much a high grade B movie. I went after reading the comments on here and was a little cautious because all of the first comments were horrible and then the latest ones were all perfect so I figured "people" were fluffing the votes to get people to go see it because of it's release next weekend and that is why I am posting this. You might want to wait for DVD or go to a twilight viewing(we paid $4 each), but I would not have been mad if I had paid full price. Sorry for the uneven review (kind of like the movie itself), it is my first.


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