The Last Mimzy A thingy from the future — part toy, part New Agey objet — falls to earth, and the siblings (Rhiannon Leigh Wryn and Chris O'Neil)… The Last Mimzy A thingy from the future — part toy, part New Agey objet — falls to earth, and the siblings (Rhiannon Leigh Wryn and Chris O'Neil)… PG PT90M Action/Adventure Kids and Family Chris O'Neil Rhiannon Leigh Wryn Timothy Hutton Joely Richardson New Line Cinema
Movie Review

The Last Mimzy

MPAA Rating: PG
SMARTER THAN A FIFTH GRADER Wryn acts her age — yet seems wise beyond her years — in the sci-fi adaptation The Last Mimzy
SMARTER THAN A FIFTH GRADER Wryn acts her age — yet seems wise beyond her years — in the sci-fi adaptation The Last Mimzy
EW's GRADE
B

Details Rated: PG; Length: 90 Minutes; Genres: Action/Adventure, Kids and Family; With: Chris O'Neil and Rhiannon Leigh Wryn; Distributor: New Line Cinema

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

Originally posted Mar 21, 2007 Published in issue #927 Mar 30, 2007 Order article reprints
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