Wish Upon parents guide

Wish Upon Parent Guide

Be careful what you wish for.

Release date July 14, 2017

A mysterious box grants a teen girl (Joey King) several wishes. What she doesn't realize however is that none of these requests come without great costs.

Why is Wish Upon rated PG-13? The MPAA rated Wish Upon PG-13 for violent and disturbing images, thematic elements and language.

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News About "Wish Upon"

Wish Upon will not be opening in Canadian theaters -- but will release directly to Home Video at a later date (TBA).

And that ought to be a warning to theater goers in the US where the film will still be making its way onto a limited number of screens. Obviously, projections for the movie's success are cautious at best, and it is not worth the expense of opening the title in a larger global market.

Sporting a plot similar to the classic short story, The Monkey's Paw by WW Jacobs, the plot places a wish-granting object (in this case an Asian box) in the hands of an unhappy character (an angsty teen played by Joey King), who uses the magical power for selfish purposes. Eventually she learns that getting whatever she wants come with a high price tag-- a close friend or acquaintance must die. But that doesn't necessarily stop her from asking, nor does it mean she will be able to put things right again even if she uses her last wishes to try and change/fix the first ones.

Despite a promising premise, early reviews report a dismal execution of the script. So expect Wish Upon to make a short run in theaters, and a hurried exit to home video where viewers, hopefully as unsuspecting as the main protagonist, may decide to take their chances with this horror picture.

Cast and Crew

Wish Upon is directed by John R. Leonetti and stars Sherilyn Fenn, Joey King, Elisabeth Röhm.

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Wishes also go badly for the characters in the more family-friendly films Into the Woods and Aladdin. A younger Joey King can be seen in the delightful movie Ramona and Beezus.

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