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Wish Upon (2017)

PG-13 | | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller | 14 July 2017 (USA)
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A teenage girl discovers a box that carries magic powers and a deadly price for using them.

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John R. Leonetti
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joey King ... Clare Shannon
Ryan Phillippe ... Jonathan Shannon
Ki Hong Lee ... Ryan Hui
Mitchell Slaggert ... Paul Middlebrook
Shannon Purser ... June Acosta
Sydney Park ... Meredith McNeil
Elisabeth Röhm ... Johanna Shannon (as Elisabeth Rohm)
Josephine Langford ... Darcie Chapman
Alexander Nunez ... Tyler Manguso
Daniela Barbosa ... Lola Sanchez
Kevin Hanchard ... Carl Morris
Sherilyn Fenn ... Mrs. Deluca
Raegan Revord ... Young Clare
Alice Lee ... Gina
Victor Sutton Victor Sutton ... Uncle August
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Storyline

A teen girl discovers a magical box that will grant her seven wishes. As she uses her wishes for personal gain, bad things begin to happen to those around her. She discovers an evil entity lives inside the box and may be behind the gruesome deaths. Written by kyleallencole9

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Be careful what you wish for


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violent and disturbing images, thematic elements and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 July 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

7 deseos See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto Ontario, Canada

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Box Office

Budget:

$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,467,084, 16 July 2017, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$14,301,505, 12 October 2017

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$14,053,908, 20 August 2017
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Color

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2.39:1
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Trivia

The film is loosely based on W.W. Jacobs' short story The Monkey's Paw. See more »

Goofs

When Clare goes to chase the intruder the second time, her father comes out with the beard that he had shaved off in the scene prior, and the next time we see him, the beard is gone again. See more »

Quotes

Ryan Hui: It's a demon.
Clare Shannon: What does it want?
Ryan Hui: Your soul.
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Crazy Credits

Mid-way through the credits, Ryan goes and digs up the box. He looks it over, and says to himself "7 wishes?" possibly hinting at a potential sequel. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Half in the Bag: Slender Man (2018) See more »

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Wait Too Long
Written by Chief WaKil (as Mansa Wakili), Kelli Wakili, Stephan Wunderlich, Cheapshot (as Colton Fisher), Jason Rabinowitz, Cameron Marygold
Published by Bad At Math Songs (ASCAP), The Math Club Music (BMI)
Performed by Leo Soul ft. Lili Ray
Courtesy of The Math Club
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Original film with a lesson

The critics were way too hard with this movie. Yeah, there were a few sequences that looked dumb and somewhat false, but let's be honest guys, what horror movie doesn't include a sequence like that? And I'm including the horror cult classics too.

But anyway, Mr. Leonetti brought us something similar but still different to his latest horror film 'Annabelle'. 'Wish Upon' is indeed a horror/fantasy movie that is completely worth mentioning between the most original and interesting films of the genre in recent years.

First of all, I was completely impressed by the performance of Joey King. It was completely convincing and I hope her future jobs were as good as this one, or even better.

The story, although some may find it as a cliché, it is very well managed and eventually you will forget that there were other films that had a similar story-line before. The script is well done and entertaining.

And now, about what I'm putting as the title for this review, the movie isn't necessarily a horror movie with jump-scares and gore throughout; it is a film that leaves you an important lesson: If you find an strange object on a strange and unusual place, would be better if you don't touch it...

Thank you for reading!


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