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The Last Mimzy

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The Last Mimzy

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG
runtime:
90 minutes
performer:
Chris O'Neil, Rhiannon Leigh Wryn, Timothy Hutton, Joely Richardson
director:
Robert Shaye
distributor:
New Line Cinema
author:
Toby Emmerich, Bruce Joel Rubin
genre:
Kids and Family, ActionAdventure

We gave it a B

A thingy from the future — part toy, part New Agey objet — falls to earth, and the siblings (Rhiannon Leigh Wryn and Chris O’Neil) who discover it hide the alien marvel, E.T.-style, from their parents (Timothy Hutton and Joely Richardson). The Last Mimzy, a pleasantly dorky adaptation of Lewis Padgett’s 1943 sci-fi story directed by New Line honcho Bob Shaye, bobbles its topicality (Homeland Security has no business here) and its clunky product placement (rah-rah Intel!). But the newcomer kids are delightfully…kidlike. Cosmic bonus: The Office‘s Rainn Wilson plays a New Agey science teacher. B