3 user 1 critic

Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life (2011)

PG | | Family | 6 March 2012 (USA)
1:29 | Trailer

Watch Now

With Prime Video

Jeremy Fink and his best friend Lizzy must search high and low throughout the streets of Manhattan for clues to unlock the mysterious box he received a month before his birthday.


Tamar Halpern


Wendy Mass (based upon the book by), Tamar Halpern (screenplay by)
2 wins. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Maxwell Beer Maxwell Beer ... Jeremy Fink
Ryan Simpkins ... Lizzy Muldoun
Mira Sorvino ... Elaine
Joe Pantoliano ... Oswald Oswald III (as Joe Peter Pantoliano)
Michael Urie ... James
Marian Seldes ... Mabel Billingsly
Heather Braverman ... Samantha
Roscoe Orman ... Dr. Grady
Betsy Brandt ... Madame Zaleski
Seth Kanor Seth Kanor ... Jeremy's Dad (voice)
Christopher King Christopher King ... Garlic Man (as Chris King)
Daniel Cosgrove ... Herb Muldoun
Mike Starr ... Officer Polansky
Gavin Furbert Gavin Furbert ... Security Guard
Markley Rizzi ... Mary


A month before his 13th birthday, Jeremy Fink receives a mysterious wooden box in the mail with the words "The Meaning of Life-for Jeremy Fink to open on his 13th birthday." It has four locks, but the keys are lost. In order to find out what secrets lie within the box it's up to Jeremy and his best friend Lizzy to use their imaginations to search high and low throughout Manhattan for clues. Their adventure brings them from flea markets to corporate office buildings to science museums meeting wacky and interesting characters along the way. Each encounter unlocks a clue to bring them closer to finding out the contents of the box and ultimately discovering the greatest secret of them all! Based on the beloved book by Wendy Mass. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

fink | keys | f rated | life | See All (4) »



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild thematic elements






Release Date:

6 March 2012 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs



See full technical specs »

Did You Know?


Marian Seldes' final film. See more »


When Jeremy and Lizzy go up the stairs at Oswald's house, Lizzy's bag changes to an orange bag that she has with her on another day. It happens again when they go down the stairs. See more »


Steal The Keys
Written and Performed by James A. Slay (BMI)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

4 June 2013 | by WigglefishySee all my reviews

The overall message of the movie was pretty good, but how this movie received at least a 6 star rating blows my mind. The plot of the movie could of been really good, but it was slow and the actors sucked. The little girl who played Lizzy, was really annoying and her character sucked even more. The little boy who played Jeremy fink was dull and brainless. Jeremy Fink's mother was a little odd, but she actually didn't bother me as much as the other actors. I seriously think everyone just needed more acting classes. Sorry, but it's true. The best part of the movie was the introduction with all the names. Very creative. I only hoped the movie was just as creative, but it wasn't. Moving on...

4 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 3 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial

Recently Viewed