Based on the acclaimed sci-fi short story by Lewis Padgett, The Last Mimzy tells the story of two children who discover a mysterious box that contains some strange devices they think are toys.
As an average student with a gifted younger sister, 10-year-old Noah Wilder (Chris O’Neil) concludes that “life sucks.” He and his parents have succumbed to the trappings of today’s world, and a humdrum life. Only his 5 year old sister, Emma (Rhiannon Leigh Wryn), resists them. But during a family vacation, Noah and Emma find a strange box that washes up on shore. As they play with these “toys,” they begin to display higher and higher intelligence levels. Their teacher, Larry (Rainn Wilson) reports to their parents, Jo Wilder (Joely Richardson) and David (Timothy Hutton) that they seem to be growing beyond genius. Jo and David, too, realize something extraordinary is happening. Emma tells her confused mother that one of the toys, a stuffed toy rabbit, is apparently called Mimzy and that “she teaches me things.”
Jo becomes increasingly concerned, when suddenly a blackout shuts down the city. The government traces the source of the power surge to the family’s house. Things quickly spin wildly out of control. The children are focused on these strange objects, Mimzy, and the important mission on which they seem to have been sent. When Emma says that Mimzy contains a most serious message from the future, a scientific scan shows that Mimzy is part extremely high level electronics, and part organic! Everyone realizes that they are involved in something incredible… Read more on the official website.
The overall of this movie is fine, graphics were nice, and the kids did a really good job acting too. I love to see Emma smiles, she looks so sweet and innocent. Check out this movie if you or your kids are into light mystery and philosophical ideas.