The Last Mimzy


3 stars out of 5

This Sandra Bullock film took a beating in the reviews, but I can't see what the fuss is about. It's a perfectly valid and mildly entertaining time loop movie. You know the genre--it is said to resemble Groundhog Day, my favorite movie, although science fiction fans will recognize the form as being much older than that. GHD merely brought the trope to the attention of the general public. This is not a spoiler (or maybe it is--but it is in the trailer shown on television); Sandra Bullock wakes up one day and her husband has died in an auto accident; the next day, he is alive again. Eventually, you come to understand she is living the last week of her husband's life out of order. There are loose ends, sloppy plotting, and some internal inconsistencies--which is why the film is mildly entertaining but not great. Hey, Sandra Bullock for two hours; you could do worse.