Watch You Wish!
- 1 hr 27 min
You Wish! is a heartwarming family comedy film that was released in 2003. The movie is directed by Paul Hoen, is produced by the Disney Channel Original Movie series, and stars A.J. Trauth, Spencer Breslin, and Lalaine. The film is about two brothers, Alex and Stevie, who are constantly arguing with each other. One day, they stumble upon an ancient Chinese wishing box that allows them to wish for anything they desire. The story opens up introducing us to a typical American family. Alex (A.J. Trauth) and Stevie (Spencer Breslin) are two brothers who cannot be more different from each other. Alex is a smart, responsible, and studious teenager who is always looking out for his younger brother Stevie, who is the complete opposite. Stevie has a talent for troublemaking, and his mischievous nature always lands him in one problem or another. Their parents, Jack (Timothy Bottoms) and Diane (Jennifer Stone), are struggling to keep their family together over the stress of work and raising two kids. But, everything changes when the brothers discover an ancient Chinese wishing box in a local antique store. The box has magical powers that can grant anyone's wishes. Alex and Stevie start fooling around, wishing for little things like ice cream and fame, but when they wish their parents would have more time for them, they wake up one morning to find that their parents have disappeared. With no other choice left, Alex and Stevie go in search of their parents, along with their new friend, Abby (Lalaine), who is the older sister of one of Stevie's friends. In the quest to find their parents, they encounter a variety of interesting characters, such as a talking dog and Cupid himself, who grant them some more wishes along the way. As the trio journey, they soon realize the power of the box and how it affects their lives. They learn valuable lessons about the importance of family and the consequences of taking what they have for granted. The story is about the importance of cherishing what we have, rather than wishing for what we don't have. The performances by the main cast are superb. Trauth and Breslin bring a convincing brotherly chemistry to the table, and their banter and playful exchanges add to the charm of the movie. Lalaine's Abby is a perfect foil for the mischievous Stevie, and her quick wit and smart comebacks add a lot to the group's interactions. The supporting cast, including Timothy Bottoms and Jennifer Stone, provide solid performances that help to elevate the storytelling. The visuals of the movie are also commendable, and the special effects used to depict the magical powers of the Chinese box are impressive. The soundtrack of the movie is catchy and upbeat, and the songs fit the mood and style of the story perfectly. Overall, You Wish! is an enjoyable family-friendly movie that delivers wholesome entertainment while offering valuable life lessons. The story's central message about cherishing what we have is relatable, and the movie's charm and likeable characters will definitely win over audiences of all ages. It's the kind of movie that you can enjoy watching with your family on a lazy Sunday afternoon, and it promises to leave you with a warm and fuzzy feeling.