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16 Wishes (2010)

A 16 year old girl prepares a list of 16 wishes for 8 years, hoping they will come true on her 16th birthday. A fairy comes to give her 16 candles that make the 16 wishes come true. Her ... See full summary »

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Celeste (as Anna Mae Routledge)
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Sue Jensen
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Bob Jensen
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Mike Jensen
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Logan Buchanan
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Theodore Hope
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Mr. Smith Principal
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A 16 year old girl prepares a list of 16 wishes for 8 years, hoping they will come true on her 16th birthday. A fairy comes to give her 16 candles that make the 16 wishes come true. Her wishes go the wrong way and are permanent when midnight comes. She has one final wish to reverse her previous wishes. Written by Saja

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Everyone's sweet 16 is special, Abby's is magical. See more »

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25 June 2010 (USA)  »

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16 Desejos  »

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Abby Jensen's original 16 wishes are: When I'm 16... 1. I'll meet Joey Lockhart. 2. I'll have the cutest clothes in school. 3. I'll decorate my room the way I want. 4. I'll like sushi. 5. I'll have a credit card like Mommy's. 6. I'll be a good dancer. 7. I'll get my driver's license. 8. I'll have my own car, preferably RED. 9. People will stop treating me like a kid. 10. I'll be POPULAR! 11. I'll have my own bathroom. 12. I'll beat Krista Cook at something, anything, EVERYTHING! 13. I'll come home as late as I want. 14. My parents will understand me. 15. I'll have the BEST PARTY EVER! 16. [A picture of Logan stuck on with bubble gum] See more »

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After Abby blew out candle #9, she opens the curtain. In the next shot, she opens them again. See more »

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Abby Jensen: Mom, I'm just a kid. I can't live here by myself.
Sue Jensen: Abby, don't be so dramatic. Lots of girls your age have their own apartments.
Bob Jensen: I moved out when I was 18.
Abby Jensen: But I'm not 18.
Bob Jensen: No, you're 21.
Sue Jensen: 22 today. Happy birthday sweetheart.
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Saying Goodbye
Performed by Chase Ryan, Michael Popp, Aaron Harvey
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Too Predictable To Ever Really Be Charming
11 March 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As an older brother to a younger sibling who frequents Disney Channel fare, I often sit down with her to watch certain Disney movies/shows. Some I enjoy, while others (like this one) are just a bit too contrived/silly to draw in anyone but the youngest of viewers.

For a basic plot summary, "16 Wishes" tells the 16th birthday story of Abby Jenson (Debby Ryan). When her big day gets off on the wrong foot, Abby is granted 16 b-day wishes by a magical being. As the wishes mount, Abby begins to realize what a 16th birthday really SHOULD be all about.

In pretty much all cases, current Disney fare walks the fine line between charming and cheesy. The good stuff (e.g. High School Musical, Wizards of Waverly Place) stay charming, while the others descent into contrived silliness. In this case, the storyline is just too predictable to ever really suck you in.

On a more positive note, the acting in this film is very watchable. Ryan may just be the next big Disney star (for better or worse), while Jean-Luc Bilodeau (of Kyle XY fame) nearly steals the show as Abby's best friend. The "villain" of the story is way too over-the-top, but other than that the characters are quite well done.

Basically, this is a flick for younger children (no questionable material) and the earliest of pre- teens. Viewers of any older age will realize the silliness and tune out before reaching the finale.


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