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Wendy (2020)

PG-13 | | Drama, Fantasy | 17 April 2020 (USA)
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Lost on a mysterious island where aging and time have come unglued, Wendy must fight to save her family, her freedom, and the joyous spirit of youth from the deadly peril of growing up.


Benh Zeitlin
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Devin France ... Wendy
Yashua Mack Yashua Mack ... Peter
Gage Naquin Gage Naquin ... Douglas
Gavin Naquin Gavin Naquin ... James
Ahmad Cage Ahmad Cage ... Sweet Heavy
Krzysztof Meyn Krzysztof Meyn ... Thomas
Romyri Ross Romyri Ross ... Cudjoe Head
Lowell Landes Lowell Landes ... Buzzo
Kevin Pugh Kevin Pugh ... Old James
Shay Walker ... Angie Darling
Stephanie Lynn Wilson ... Adult Wendy (voice)
Pam Harper Pam Harper ... Aunt Eloise
Cleopatra King Welch Cleopatra King Welch ... Jane
Allison Campbell Allison Campbell ... Wendy (Adult)
Catherine Ott Catherine Ott ... Wendy (Teen)
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The classic story of Peter Pan is wildly reimagined in a ragtag epic. Lost on a mysterious island where aging and time have come unglued, Wendy must fight to save her family, her freedom, and the joyous spirit of youth from the deadly peril of growing up. Written by Fox Searchlight Pictures

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Drama | Fantasy

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Rated PG-13 for brief violent/bloody images | See all certifications »

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Just as he did in making Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012), Zeitlin cast a non-actor, local six-year-old to play a major role--in this case a Rastafarian Antigua boy named Yashua Mack to play Peter Pan, whom Zeitlin found in a remote forested compound. And as with "Beasts," other members of the mostly amateur cast were discovered after a year-long auditioning process that considered some 1,500 kids. See more »

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Surprisingly enjoyable
17 May 2020 | by RendanlovellSee all my reviews

Who said, "What if Terrence Malick directed Peter pan?" This is the type of movie that my parents would call "artsy fartsy". That's not to say it's an art house movie though. The movie is quite heartfelt and full of child like wonder. As far as I can tell, this is devoid of pretense. The young cast is shockly good and it has an engaging atmosphere. I can't say this is particularly narrative driven or really even character driven. It's definitely closer to a Tree of Life type of movie. In that, it acts as a sort of perfume, sparking nostalgic feelings or thoughts. Even though this seems to be a movie made as more of a raw, off the cuff experience, there is a clear story here. It's not complicated but it's pretty distinct and acts as a literal commentary on life. The movie follows Wendy, who runs away from home with her brothers to neverland in the hopes of staying young. As the film progresses you learn that kids only stay young when they keep being wild and free. If they start to get depressed they turn into adults. Which, again, is a pretty clear metaphor for life itself. Sometimes you feel like a kid until, one day, you have to be an adult. It's rarely a decision any one makes. This element of the film is by far the most compelling. I can't say I got attached to any character really which may be why I didn't really connect with this. Again, I like the ideas it presents and themes it carries but the story is a little dry. There are some genuinely captivating moments that boosted tremendously by the gorgeous cinematography and music. However, I still felt a little separation from this. It's hard to put into words since this seems like the exact sort of thing I would like. Maybe it's the pacing being a little off or the story not developing much of interest outside of the themes or maybe even because this all couched in a Peter Pan movie. I can't exactly put my finger on it. I mean, I still quite liked it. It's definitely a unique experience and one I could see myself revisiting and possibly liking more.

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Release Date:

17 April 2020 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Louisiana, USA See more »


Box Office


$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$26,214, 1 March 2020

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Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1 (one scene)
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