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The Last Mimzy


Starring:
Timothy Hutton, Chris O'Neil, Rainn Wilson,
Patrick Gilmore, Joely Richardson, and Michael Clarke Duncan


Rated: PG  for some thematic elements, mild peril and language
Reviewed by: Chris  
Release date: March 23, 2007 Released by: New Line Cinema

Based on a short story, this Sci-Fi family film is about two kids who find a strange box on the beach.

Noah (Chris O'Neil) and his young sister Emma (Rhiannon Leigh Wryn) open the box to find some stones, a glowing blue blob and a stuffed rabbit named "Mimzy." The kids call these items their "toya," - it gives the kids special powers that at times get them in trouble.

Mom (Joely Richardson) and dad (Timothy Hutton) are more than a little concerned when the kids start communicating telepathically with each other, and particularly when it is discovered that Noah can hear the smallest nature sound magnified dramatically and Emma has the power of levitation.

Even Homeland Security, headed by Michael Clarke Duncan gets interested in the kids and their newfound powers.

The children are good actors and some of the special effects are interesting, but the confusing story will lose kids and most parents. The script is about an old scientist in the future putting the contents in the box so someone will discover it and help save the dwindling population by putting an end to a mutant gene pool.

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