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Help! I've Shrunk the Family (2014)

Wiplala (original title)
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A lonely 9-year-old boy makes a new friend when he discovers a magical little man inside of a cupboard, but when one of the man's spells goes awry, the boy's entire family is shrunk down to four inches in height.

Director:

Tim Oliehoek

Writers:

Tamara Bos (screenplay), Annie M.G. Schmidt (novel)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Geza Weisz Geza Weisz ... Wiplala (as Géza Weisz)
Sasha Mylanus Sasha Mylanus ... Johannes
Kee Ketelaar Kee Ketelaar ... Nella Della
Peter Paul Muller Peter Paul Muller ... Mr. Blom
Marjan Luif Marjan Luif ... Emilia
Paul Kooij Paul Kooij ... Arthur Hollidee (as Paul R. Kooij)
Gabbi Lieve van Waveren Gabbi Lieve van Waveren ... Lotje (as Gabbi van Waveren)
Cas Jansen Cas Jansen ... Doctor Vink
Manoushka Zeegelaar Breeveld ... Nurse Babs
Mamoun Elyounoussi Mamoun Elyounoussi ... Pizza Delivery Boy
Sander Huisman Sander Huisman ... Policeman on square
Christel de Laat Christel de Laat ... Policewoman on square
Peter Van den Begin ... Waiter
Wil van der Meer Wil van der Meer ... Manager Restaurant
Hans Kesting Hans Kesting ... Atlas
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A lonely 9-year-old boy makes a new friend when he discovers a magical little man inside of a cupboard, but when one of the man's spells goes awry, the boy's entire family is shrunk down to four inches in height.

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Tinkeln macht den Meister (Tinkle creates masters)


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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Bases on the children's book 'Wiplala', written by famous Dutch author Annie M. G. Schmidt. See more »

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Featured in 25 Jaar Burny Bos Filmfeest (2014) See more »

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not for people fond of the book
8 January 2017 | by vulcSee all my reviews

Similarly to Sven I had high hopes for this film and just like him I feel that I was left disappointed. The CGI is decent for a European film, but the writing is less than impressive—to say the least. Characters are behaving irrationally and the whole plot is full of illogical twists. Why was it necessary to deviate from the book that much? Also I did not like the choice of the actor to portray Wiplala - in the book he comes across as a nerdy character and younger/slimmer than Géza Weisz is/was.

However, for someone not too familiar with the book it's an acceptable entertainment and non-Dutchies will appreciate the renowned Amsterdam landmarks featured in the film.


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Country:

Netherlands

Language:

Dutch

Release Date:

19 November 2014 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Help! I've Shrunk the Family See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,156,387
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Dolby Digital (5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16 : 9
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