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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!

Director:

Robert Shaye (as Bob Shaye)

Writers:

Bruce Joel Rubin (screenplay), Toby Emmerich (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris O'Neil ... Noah Wilder
Rhiannon Leigh Wryn ... Emma Wilder
Joely Richardson ... Jo Wilder
Timothy Hutton ... David Wilder
Rainn Wilson ... Larry White
Kathryn Hahn ... Naomi Schwartz
Michael Clarke Duncan ... Nathanial Broadman
Kirsten Alter ... Sheila Broadman (as Kirsten Williamson)
Irene Snow Irene Snow ... Teacher in Meadow
Marc Musso ... Harry
Nicole Muñoz ... Kid with Braces
Scott E. Miller ... School Guard (as Scott Miller)
Megan McKinnon ... Wendy
Randi Lynne ... Julie the Babysitter
Tom Heaton ... 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 »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

23 March 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mimzy See more »

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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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(HBO Print) |

Sound Mix:

SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The first scene of Noah's science class starts at 02:03 by zooming out from the balding spot on Rainn Wilson's head. Director Robert Shaye "wanted to indicate he was an aging hippie." See more »

Goofs

(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 »

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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Connections

Features Fight Night Round 3 (2006) See more »

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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Excellent Children's film
31 March 2007 | by kurt_kennettSee all my reviews

I saw this with my 2 daughters - 10 and 7, and it was for kids just their age. My older daughter's heart was pounding so hard in the middle that when she clutched my hand I could feel it on my upper arm. She came out of it emotionally exhausted, but very very happy.

The only film I can relate this to is "Contact". This film makes no assumptions about your political, religious, or spiritual beliefs, but presents something for everyone. The story is enjoyable (although a tiny bit long for the age group), and the premise is something that the children can understand and get into. The acting was par for a children's film - not as bad as Tim Allen in "Shaggy Dog", but still not on the level of an adult's film. Some adults may frown during the performances - but it has nothing to do with the story.

The ending was drawn out and predictable - I kept telling my daughter that it was going to be 'ok', and knew it would be. But the ride was very fun and enthralling - a movie my daughter will ask me to get for her and she will watch over and over again.


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