Wish Upon

Be careful what you wish for.


Wish Upon
A 17-year-old girl is barely surviving the hell that is high school, along with her friends. So when her dad gives her an old music box with an inscription that promises to grant the owner’s wishes, she thinks there is nothing to lose. She makes her first wish and, to her surprise, it comes true. Before long, she finally has it all: money, popularity and her dream boy. Everything seems perfect - until the people closest to her begin dying in gruesome and twisted ways. Now, with blood on her hands, she has to get rid of the box, before it costs her and everyone she loves the ultimate price.

90 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Language, Violence, Horror).
Fantasy, Horror, Thriller.

Showtimes

I’ve struck paydirt!
I’ve struck paydirt!

Credits

Cast
Joey King, Ryan Phillippe, Ki Hong Lee, Mitchell Slaggert, Shannon Purser, Sydney Park
Director
John R
ScreenplayBarbara Marshall
Musictomandandy
CinematographyMichael Galbraith
EditingPeck Prior
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2017
Produced byBroad Green Pictures, Busted Shark Productions, Orion Pictures

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreHorror
LanguageFairly frequent, moderate impact swearing.
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceFrequent, strong impact, underscored by a sense of threat and suspense, justified by genre.
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsContains scenes of horror.
These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.

USA MPAA rating

PG-13: Parents Strongly CautionedRated PG-13 for violent and disturbing images, thematic elements and language
Runtime90
USA version is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.

ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
3
Violence
5
Blood / Gore / Gross
4
Guns / Weapons
3
Profanity
4
Alcohol / Drugs
3
Smoking
0
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
4
Frightening / Tense Scenes
4
Jump Scenes
5
Tense Family Scenes
5
Music (Scary/Tense)
4
Music (Inappropriate)
2
Topics to talk about
5

CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
14 +
Positive messages
1
Positive role models
0
Violence
4
Sex
1
Language
3
Consumerism
1
Drinking, drugs, smoking
2

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Sandie Angulo Chen quote iconClichéd horror falls flat.
2
24.com
Jean-Marie Korff quote iconIf you're into wasting your time, then go ahead, but if not, then rather sit this one out.
2
ScreenIt
Jim Judy quote iconIn the end, I had two wishes of my own while watching the story unfold over just around ninety minutes. One was that it would be over already and the second was that if the first couldn’t be granted, at least what was offered could have been better.
6
Metacritic.com
24 critics
6
Rottentomatoes critics
74 critics
8
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconWish Upon is neither scary nor original, but its fundamental flaws as a horror movie may make it destination viewing for after-midnight camp genre enthusiasts.
4
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
5
CommonSenseMedia
Staff evaluation quote iconUninspired horror movie has shallow characters, few scares.
5

What the People say

Metacritic.com users
20 users
8
Rottentomatoes users
3944 users
8
IMDB
2629 Netizens quote iconDeath Music Box
9
The Movie DB
Community
10

Average .. 30%

6

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