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16 Wishes (2010)

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Abby's made a 16 wishes list for her 16th birthday. She gets 16 magic candles - 1 wish per hour. Things are fine in the beginning.

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Peter DeLuise (as Peter Deluise)

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Annie DeYoung (as Annie Deyoung)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Debby Ryan ... Abby Jensen
Jean-Luc Bilodeau ... Jay Kepler
Anna Mae Wills ... Celeste (as Anna Mae Routledge)
Karissa Tynes Karissa Tynes ... Krista Cook
Kendall Cross ... Sue Jensen
Patrick Gilmore ... Bob Jensen
Cainan Wiebe ... Mike Jensen
Keenan Tracey ... Logan Buchanan
Jesse Reid ... Theodore Hope
Joel Semande ... Joey Lockhart
Brenda Crichlow ... Miss Duffy
Jenna Romanin Jenna Romanin ... Fashionista 1
Eva Bourne ... Fashionista 2 (as Eva Allen)
Gary Jones ... Mr. Smith Principal
Patricia Isaac ... Snooty Saleswoman
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Storyline

A 16-year-old girl prepares a list of 16 wishes for eight 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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Language:

English

Release Date:

25 June 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Dolby

Color:

Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Patrick Gilmore, Kendall Cross, and Gary Jones are Stargate SG-1/Stargate Atlantis/Stargate Universe actors. See more »

Goofs

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

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Snooty Saleswoman: I'm sorry. This is a store, not a playground.
Jay Kepler: Exactly.
Abby Jensen: I like this one.
Snooty Saleswoman: I'm sure you do. Why don't you kids come back with your parents.
Abby Jensen: We're not kids, I'm 16.
Snooty Saleswoman: Oh, congratulations. Now give me the dress.
Abby Jensen: No, we're buying it. Jay, show her your money.
[Jay grabs the wallet when all of the sudden, his pockets were empty]
Jay Kepler: My wallet!
Snooty Saleswoman: You out!
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Too Predictable To Ever Really Be Charming
11 March 2017 | by zkonedogSee 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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