THE LAST MIMZY (2007 Sundance Film Festival Park City, Salt Lake Provo City, Utah and Sundance Resort in Uinta National Forest Utah County, Utah USA)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.7|5.0 Starsììì

The Last Mimzy combines a variety of sci fi concepts—telekinesis, teleportation, telepathy, psionics, dimensional rifts, psychic connects, nanotechnology, levitation—to create an unusual story that seems to be wrapped a la Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland and The Jabberwocky mindset. There are interesting under- and over-tones that make the script more than interesting so that it cannot really be explored well in one viewing. It’s a treat to see the talented Rainn Wilson in the film. It’s also interesting to see Michael Clark Duncan, Timothy Hutton, and Tom Heaton cast together in the film. Is it worth viewing? Yes. The visual effects entrance and the stuffed rabbit creates instant connection for children.

Storyline

Emma (Rhiannon Leigh Wryn) and Noah (Chris O’Neil) find a treasury of toys that they soon find are not operating as ordinary toys. Interaction with these toys provides the children with mental gifts and supranormal abilities.

Additional Thanks

Thank You to Director Robert Shaye for his directing efforts. Thank you to Executive Producers Justis Greene, Sara Risher, and Robert Shaye for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Noah Wilder (Chris O’Neil), Emma Wilder (Rhiannon Leigh Wryn), Jo Wilder (Joely Richardson), David Wilder (Timothy Hutton), Larry White (Rainn Wilson), Naomi Schwartz (Kathryn Hahn), Nathanial Broadman (Michael Clarke Duncan), Sheila Broadman (Kirsten Alter), and Teacher in Meadow (Irene Snow).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. The film is imaginative and provokes thoughtful dialogue between the child and the adult after viewing.

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