A group of kids on holiday in Cornwall meet a magical creature on the beach with the power to grant wishes.

Director:

Andy De Emmony

Writers:

Jacqueline Wilson (based on the book "Four Children and It"), Simon Lewis | 1 more credit »

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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 ... 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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Plot Keywords:

beach | slimehouse | See All (2) »

Taglines:

A wish a day brings adventure your way

Genres:

Family | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

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

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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 »

Connections

Features Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (2017) See more »

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Adaptation without magic and sparkle
29 July 2020 | by ml-76170See all my reviews

This movie is a flat adaptation wasting a great opportunity that the underlying story could have provided. It is presented without any real magic, chemistry between the characters or any sense of tension. What should be a warm, humorous family movie just comes across as cold, unfunny and cliched. Michael Caine's voice work is a highlight but his appearances are too brief. Russell Brand in contrast appears completely miscast in his role. Maybe young kids will love it, but in my eyes it doesn't have enough depth to work as film to be enjoyed by all the family.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 April 2020 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Four Kids and It See more »

Filming Locations:

County Wicklow, Ireland See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

GBP5,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$713,953
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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