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THE MOVIE: The Last Mimzy

THE STARS:
Timothy Hutton, • Joely Richardson • Rainn Wilson • Rhiannon Leigh Wryn • Chris O’Neil
DIRECTOR: Robert Shaye

Emma Wilder (Rhiannon Leigh Wryn) THE CONCEPT:
Based on the acclaimed Sci-Fi short story by Lewis Padgett, this is the story of two children, Noah (O’Neil) and Emma (Wryn) Wilder, who discover a mysterious box that contains strange devices they think are toys, including a stuffed rabbit called Mimzy. But they are actually sent from the Future in the hope of saving Humanity…

U.S. RELEASE: March 23 2007, Nationwide • Rated: PG

THE COMMENTS:

TIMOTHY HUTTON (David Wilder):
“The whole cast got along great and had fun playing jokes on each other. We had to, because there are scenes in the movie like the one where the sugar rises and [flies] over to me. Of course there’s no sugar there and you all feel just so goofy, because the direction from Bob Shaye is, ‘Stare at the bowl, okay, one, two, three, eyes go up, oh it’s really amazing, it’s swirling.’ Then they play it back and we all go around the monitor, and we all look so stupid, so it made for, as you can imagine, a crazy time.”

CHRIS O’NEILL:
“With me, when I was doing the scene with the generator, Bob was always telling us, ‘The crystal’s been sucked into the generator. Now it’s starting to shake, starting to go crazy. It’s turning all these colors. You’re really scared and then, boom, the whole State blacks out.’”

JOELY RICHARDSON (Jo Wilder):
“In the film is the concept of time travel that is phenomenal and we’re all fascinated by it. Obviously, I have no experience of that and what I have noticed, as you get older, is that sometimes you carry the Past with you in the Present, and loved ones are still with you even when they’ve been gone for a long time. I guess that’s how I personally get my head around Time travel; that Past, Present and Future are somehow intertwined.”

RHIANNON LEIGH WRYN:
“I’m really like my character because she likes nature and all that stuff and I like stuffed animals. They gave me Mimzy and it’s my favorite one at home now. She talks to me.”

RAINN WILSON (Larry White):
“I think what drew me to the story of The Last Mimzy is that the children go on this metaphysical journey that ends up saving Mankind. We’re at al crossroads right now where we, as Humans, can choose to destroy our planet and ourselves, or we can unite and spiritually transform the planet into a paradise that it was meant to be. I think it’s going to be a small classic.”

HUTTON:
“I would say that to believe [in the supernatural] means really to be invested in it, to give thought to it and somehow be behind it, so I can’t say I’m there yet, that I believe it. Btu I’m very intrigued by it, and I do think that there are so many things that are out there that we just don’t know that are right in front of us, certainly many signs that might support this kind of thing, but I haven’t quite become the nut that walks around [talking about it].”

Written by Judy Sloane. Back to top

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