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Four Kids and It (2020)

PG | | Family, Fantasy | 3 April 2020 (UK)
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A group of kids on holiday in Cornwall meet a magical creature on the beach with the power to grant wishes.


Andy De Emmony


Simon Lewis, Mark Oswin (additional writing) | 1 more credit »
4,210 ( 468)





Cast overview, first billed only:
Teddie-Rose Malleson-Allen Teddie-Rose Malleson-Allen ... Ros (as Teddie Malleson-Allen)
Pippa Haywood ... Bookshop Owner
Matthew Goode ... David
Ashley Aufderheide ... Smash
Paula Patton ... Alice
Billy Jenkins ... Robbie
Ellie-Mae Siame Ellie-Mae Siame ... Maudie
Russell Brand ... Tristan Trent
Michael Caine ... Psammead (voice)
Caroline Sheen ... Jenny
Mariya Mizuno Mariya Mizuno ... Naomi
Cheryl ... Coco Rayne
Finbarr Doyle Finbarr Doyle ... Security Guard
Amelia Woodward Amelia Woodward ... Girl at Station
Paul Bazely ... Sgt. Gascoigne
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A group of kids on holiday in Cornwall meet a magical creature on the beach with the power to grant wishes.

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A wish a day brings adventure your way


Family | Fantasy

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Rated PG for thematic elements, some rude/suggestive comments, fantasy violence and language | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


Filmed on location in Co. Wicklow, Ireland. Co Dublin, Ireland. London, England. See more »


Father seriously burns hand but not a burn in sight. See more »

Crazy Credits

No Psammeads were harmed in the making of this film. See more »


Remake of Five Children and It (2004) See more »

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Poor all round
7 May 2020 | by davidianbowleySee all my reviews

Having seen the 1990s series I was aware of the basic storyline. Clearly the book is a classic but unfortunately this is let down in a number of ways.

The special effects to start with are terrible. The Pssammead is first introduced as it tunnels under the sand (think Tremors) and it looks awful. Later the children fly and it was very 1970s green-screenesque.

Then there's the acting. Michael Caine cannot do much wrong as a voice actor and Russell Brand is ok, the rest are terrible. It sounds awful to say about child actors but for a feature film it really wasn't great.

I don't know what the budget was, but I suspect after Caine and Brand there was nothing left.

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