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Wish Upon (2017)

PG-13 | | Drama, Fantasy, Horror | 14 July 2017 (USA)
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A teenage girl discovers a box that carries magic powers and a deadly price for using them.

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John R. Leonetti
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joey King ... Clare Shannon
Ryan Phillippe ... Jonathan Shannon
Ki Hong Lee ... Ryan Hui
Mitchell Slaggert ... Paul Middlebrook
Shannon Purser ... June Acosta
Sydney Park ... Meredith McNeil
Elisabeth Röhm ... Johanna Shannon (as Elisabeth Rohm)
Josephine Langford ... Darcie Chapman
Alexander Nunez ... Tyler Manguso
Daniela Barbosa ... Lola Sanchez
Kevin Hanchard ... Carl Morris
Sherilyn Fenn ... Mrs. Deluca
Raegan Revord ... Young Clare
Alice Lee ... Gina
Victor Sutton Victor Sutton ... Uncle August
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Storyline

A teen girl discovers a magical box that will grant her seven wishes. As she uses her wishes for personal gain, bad things begin to happen to those around her. She discovers an evil entity lives inside the box and may be behind the gruesome deaths. Written by kyleallencole9

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Be careful what you wish for


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violent and disturbing images, thematic elements and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 July 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Wish Upon See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto Ontario, Canada

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,467,084, 16 July 2017

Gross USA:

$14,301,505

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$23,468,586
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39:1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The film is loosely based on W.W. Jacobs' short story The Monkey's Paw. See more »

Goofs

When Clare chases the intruder, she goes out in only her pajamas; A few scenes later, she's wearing a full zippered jacket over her pajama top. See more »

Quotes

Clare Shannon: Ryan! What's the price?
Ryan Hui: Of?
Clare Shannon: Your cousin helping me translate something.
Ryan Hui: Uh... well, she's a slut for wontons.
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Crazy Credits

Mid-way through the credits, Ryan goes and digs up the box. He looks it over, and says to himself "7 wishes?" possibly hinting at a potential sequel. See more »

Alternate Versions

The director's Unrated Version is one minute longer than the Theatrical Cut, it has more gore and it is only available on the American Blu-ray. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Half in the Bag: Truth or Dare and A Quiet Place (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Night Lies
Written by Ryan Lawhon, Taylor Lawhon, Lizzy Land (as Elizabeth Marie Land)
Published by Songs Music Publishing, LLC and CS Music Publishing o/b/o Songs MP (BMI), Suede James Tunes (BMI), Lizzy Land Music (ASCAP)
Performed by Mating Ritual feat. Lizzy Land
Courtesy of Smooth Jaws
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Wish Upon: Modern day monkeys paw
11 January 2019 | by PlatypuschowSee all my reviews

Wish Upon is a horror tale that tells the story of a mysterious Chinese music box that grants seven wishes, but at a price.

Starring the adorable Joey King alongside Ryan Phillippe and Elisabeth Rohm it's an original piece, though clearly influenced by the classic tale of the monkeys paw. Thankfully I like that old tale so was excited to see what new twists they brought to the table, and quite frankly I walked away happy though some influence came from Final Destination (2000) as well.

It's a well constructed, suitably paced movie with a fantastic cast and more than a sprinkle of good ideas. I find Joey King very likeable, not only the fact that she's adorable but she's a competent actress with hopefully a great career ahead of her and it's about time Phillippe returned to form.

If you like alternative horror that doesn't rely on a dude with a knife, ghosts, big scary monsters or demonic themes then this may well be for you. There were elements that left me scratching my head but nothing that wasn't forgivable.

Well worth a watch.

The Good:

Fantastic cast

Solid concept

The Bad:

Dreadful cover art

Couple of loose ends


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