The Last Mimzy/St Trinian's/Elf

06/10/2008
  |  Buy to Own: 06/10/2008
  |  293 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC

Synopsis

Collection of three films for the younger viewer. In 'The Last Mimzy' (2007), on a beach vacation near Seattle, Noah (Chris O'Neil) and Emma (Rhiannon Leigh Wryn) Wilder find a little box washed up on the shore. It contains a strange, pulsing stone and the pair deign to keep it a secret, sensing its unusual nature. Further examination reveals a collection of items in the box including what appears to be a toy rabbit whose name turns out to be Mimzy and who is able to communicate with the children. Mimzy starts to instruct the children on many things that they're not familiar with, resulting in the pair attaining genius level very quickly, much to their parents' chagrin. It soon becomes apparent that there are forces abroad in the Wilder house that should have been left undisturbed. 'St Trinian's' (2007) is a modern-day reworking of the classic Ealing comedies of the 1950s and '60s. Faced with dire financial problems, St.Trinians, the school for 'young ladies', has to somehow find the extra cash needed, or face closure from the bank. If that wasn't enough, Headmistress Camilla Fritton's (Rupert Everett) old flame Geoffrey Thwaites (Colin Firth) is now Education Minister, and he's not too impressed with the ethos of 'self-empowerment' (anarchy) practised at the school. But faced with the loss of their school, the usually ferocious St.Trinians girls decide to put aside their differences and work together to raise the cash the only way they know how - by pulling off the heist of the century. Finally, 'Elf' (2003) stars Will Ferrell as Buddy, a human being who has spent his whole life believing himself to be an elf. Brought up by Santa (Edward Asner) and his elves at the North Pole, Buddy has spent the last 30 years happily working in Santa's toy workshop. But when his ungainly size starts to become a liability in the elf-sized working environment, Santa suggests that Buddy head to New York City to find his biological father (James Caan). Needless to say, the unlikely spectacle of a 6'5'' man dressed from head to foot in bright green stands out a mile on the streets of the Big Apple, and the good-natured Buddy finds himself in all sorts of scrapes as he gets used to his new family and surroundings - and they get used to him.