->''"Today, I'm going to show you a story. Let's all tune in together. A long time ago, the soul of our planet was sick. People had become isolated...warlike. Our world was frightened. It was dying. But a great scientist was trying to save us. He had tried many times, and knew he could only try once more. This was the last Mimzy."''
-->-- '''Teacher in Meadow'''

A 2007 film centered around Noah Wilder, a video game-loving, somewhat irritable young man who believes that "school sucks, life sucks, and [he] suck[s]", and his sensitive and precocious younger sister Emma Wilder. While on vacation with their parents over spring break, Noah and Emma find a box filled with strange objects that are incomprehensible to them except for a stuffed rabbit named Mimzy that can communicate with Emma. Sensing that there is something odd about their find, they keep it a secret from their parents, particularly after Noah tries to show a translucent rock filled with constantly shifting green triangles to his mother and it appears to her to be a normal rock. Emma becomes emotionally attached to Mimzy as the mysterious objects begin to give the siblings psychic abilities and increase their mental capacities to genius level. Noah's science teacher Larry and his mystic wife Naomi get involved when Larry notices that Noah has been drawing mandalas, and the situation becomes serious when Noah accidentally assembles the objects into a generator that causes a blackout in the entire city of Seattle. The FBI discovers the source of the surge and the Wilder family members are arrested; meanwhile, Emma has elucidated that Mimzy and the other objects were sent from the future, and it is up to her and Noah to figure out how to send Mimzy back to her own time and save humanity's future.

The film is inspired by the short story "Mimsy Were the Borogroves" by Creator/HenryKuttner and C. L. Moore.
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!!This film provides examples of:


* AdultsAreUseless: "I showed the green glass thing to Mom. She thought it was a paperweight." Indeed, by the end of the film, the adults--except for Larry and Naomi--are little more than hindrances to Noah and Emma. They ''thought'' they were helping out by throwing away the objects and Mimzy because it made Emma have a seizure but in the end, hindrance.
* AllMythsAreTrue: Particularly Tibetan ones about mandalas.
* AppliedPhlebotinum: Noah and Emma use the generator to [[spoiler: build a bridge across spacetime to send Mimzy back to the future]].
* YouFailBiologyForever: There is no DNA in tears.
** Strands of DNA do not float around freely in tears, and tears are mostly water and salt, but a few cells are probable, especially after said tears have rolled down a person's face. Quickly locating and extracting DNA from those cells is only impossible with current biotechnology.
* YouFailLawForever: SWAT teams ''storm the house''. They corral ''everyone'' in the living room. Then the little girl in this family you were told to contain with extreme prejudice asks to get something out of her room? ''Of course'' she can go up unsupervised.
* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: Noah is abrasive to Emma at first, but by the end of the movie they are getting along swimmingly, and Noah ends up [[spoiler: saving Emma's life]].
* BadBadActing: The child actors who play Noah and Emma are excellent, but the parents' acting is painful at times.
* BigNo: Emma's reaction when her mom tries to make her throw away Mimzy. Thankfully, Noah rescues Mimzy and the toys from the dumpster later.
* BrickJoke: Larry White's dream-visions of winning lottery numbers and mandalas [[spoiler: he sees one in the end.]]
* ByTheEyesOfTheBlind: Emma is the only one who can understand Mimzy.
* CheerfulChild: Emma, though not obnoxiously so.
* TheChosenOne:
** Emma is the one with the task she needs Noah in order to carry out.
** It's revealed that there were other Chosen Ones that received the Mimzies in their respective time periods, but they didn't have Engineers to build the necessary bridge to get Mimzy back to the future.
%%* ComingOfAgeStory: For Noah
* CompanionCube: When Emma gets attached to Mimzy, she starts carrying her everywhere. Emma even becomes very distressed when separated from Mimzy for any length of time.
* CrapsackWorld: The future from which Mimzy comes. Poison, war, destruction, you name it. It looked like {{Mordor}}.
* EverythingsBetterWithPlushies: Mimzy, of course. There's a reason the scientist sent back a stuffed animal.
* HairRaisingHare: Mimzy near the end because of the message that she brings.
** BunniesForCuteness: But she's so cute!
* HeyItsThatGuy: Dwight from TheOffice is the science teacher Larry White.
* HumansArePsychicInTheFuture: Well, not the CrapsackWorld future from which Mimzy was sent, but an even later future in which a teacher tells the story of Emma and Noah to an assembled class. This is justified because [[spoiler:Emma gains psychic powers from the objects from the future and then gives some of her DNA to Mimzy. Said DNA was then used to "cure" the sick people of the future, and presumably was responsible for their new abilities.]]
* InvisibleToAdults: The objects aren't actually invisible to adults, but Mimzy appears to be a normal stuffed animal [[spoiler: at first glance]] and the awesome shifting green glass triangle thing looks like...a paperweight.
* TheMenInBlack: The FBI agents who storm the Wilder house.
* MultipleHeadCase: Noah's science teacher brings a two-headed snake named Charlie to class.
* ProductPlacement: Actually fits well into a very clever moment. When the bunny is examined closely it is discovered to be made of [[spoiler: microprocessors -- ''Intel'' microprocessors. This is obviously met with much shock by the lab as Intel can't do anything like this... yet]].
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: Mimzy is a stuffed bunny.
* RunningGag: "Did you see numbers?" "No."
* SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong: This is the intention of the scientist who created Mimzy.
* ShoutOut: To Lewis Carroll's ''Alice Through the Looking Glass'', particularly the poem "{{Literature/Jabberwocky}}".
* TimeTravel: Mimzy is from the future. The bulk of the plot is sending her back.
* TheUnintelligible: Mimzy. The audience can hear her make a humming sound, but only Emma can actually understand her.
* WeWillAllFlyInTheFuture: [[spoiler:After humanity is brought back from the brink of extinction and the future looks bright, children float through the air to assemble on a grassy knoll for their school lessons, then floats away like dandelion seeds.]]
* WeirdnessCensor: What Mrs. Wilder tries to invoke (after Noah and Emma get PsychicPowers, she spends half the movie plugging her ears and going "la-la-la, my kids aren't magic, the paranormal doesn't exist").