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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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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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Trivia

The Last Mimzy is based on Mimzy Were the Borogroves by Lewis Padgett, published in 1943. See more »

Goofs

At approximately 52 minutes into the film, as the Wilder family is eating breakfast, during shots of Jo Wilder (Joely Richardson) a member of the crew can be seen reflected in the window behind her. See more »

Quotes

Emma Wilder: [about Mimzy] I think Mimzy's sick. Can you tell? Something's wrong. She's getting weaker. I'm afraid she's going to die.
David Wilder: She's a *stuffed animal,* Emma! Now you've got to stop it with this "Mimzy" stuff.
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Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Rainn Wilson/Arcade Fire (2007) 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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Delightful and Refreshing
21 August 2007 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

The siblings Noah (Chris O'Neal) and Emma (Rhiannon Leigh Wryn) travel with their mother Jo (Joely Richardson) from Seattle to the family cottage in Whidbey Island to spend a couple of days while their workaholic father David Wilder (Timothy Hutton) 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 (Rainn Wilson) and his mystic wife Naomi Schwartz (Kathryn Hahn) 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.

"The Last Mimzy" is a delightful and refreshing sci-fi story and a great family entertainment. Seven years old Rhiannon Leigh Wryn and thirteen years old Chris O'Neal are excellent in the lead roles of smart siblings but the adult support cast have many disappointing lines and attitudes. The screenplay discloses since the very beginning that Mimzy was sent from the future to save the human race, therefore there is no surprise or twist in the end. I did not have a great expectation in this adventure, and I had a wonderful surprise. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Mimzy, A Chave do Universo" ("Mimzy, The Key of the Universe")


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

23 March 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,200,000, 25 March 2007

Gross USA:

$21,471,047

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$27,308,918
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SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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