The movie is an American horror and supernatural film under the direction of John Leonetti with the writers Barbara Marshall. The movie follows the teenage girl that finds the magic box who grants wishes, but is murdering someone that is close to her every time it does.
The Cast Lists
Sherilyn Fenn playedas Mrs. Deluca Kevin Hanchard played as Carl Morris
Joey King played as Clare Shannon Alice Lee played as Gina Hsu
Ki Hong Lee played as Ryan Hui Josephine Langford played as Darcie Chapman
Jerry O’Connell played as Alex Shannon Purser played as June
Sydney Park played as Meredith Ryan Phillippe played as Jonathan Shannon, the father of Clare
Raegan Revord played as the young Clare Shannon
Elisabeth Röhm played as Johanna Shannon, the deceased mother Clare
Victor Sutton played as August Shannon, the wealthy Uncle of Clare
Mitchell Slaggert played as Paul
The Story Line
Clare Shannon is a 17-year old who is being troubled by a memory about her mother’s suicide. Clare’s father, Jonathan, was a musician before and a neurotic collector that dumpster diving as his hobby. He found a Chinese musical box and hand it over to Clare as his gift. Clare interprets one of the many messages on the box to be the “Seven Wishes,” and distractedly wishes her school bully and tormentor, Darcie, to “rot,” at that point Darcie developed necrotizing fasciitis and had been admitted to ICU. That similar day, Max, Clare’s dog, dies in the crawlspace of the house after seemingly being chomp alive by rats. Then Clare understands that the box is granting wishes, but she did not understand then that her wishes are coming true with consequences.
Clare makes her second wish which the famous boy named Paul will fall in-love with her. As the consequence, her rich uncle dies. Upon hearing the bad news of his Uncle’s death, Clare wishes, then that she will be included in the last will. The relative give everything to Clare, but, Mrs. Deluca, their friendly neighbor, suffered from a fatal crash. Clare enlists the assistance of Ryan Hui, her classmate, to decipher those symbols in the box. A family member of Ryan by the name Gina helps discover the meaning of those symbols that will grant seven wishes but with seven consequences too. Clare’s fourth wish then is for Jonathan, her father, to end being the dumpster diver, and immediately he has the personality shift. Afterwards, Gina deciphers that the meaning of that phrase says “When its music ends, a blood price will be paid.” After Ryan was warned, she dies. Ryan locates Gina’s body and confronted Clare about her making of desires on the musical box, but, she denies.
Clare says her fifth wish, which she will become popular, but Clare soon become unhappy with the ensuing attention and she her relationship and connections with her friends were gone. As a consequence for that wish, Meredith had been stuck in the elevator and the moment the cable snaps, she falls to her killing.
The Writers Viewpoint
Like any other movies, the movie has its’ downside and ups too. There were some very great suspense sceneries, while there are some others that are painfully obvious. It felt like they should have spent just a little more time working out with the kinks. But, overall, it is still recommended to watch and don’t just give up really soon while watching. There are some really great things when you learn to wait. It has been a short time since a film like this is having a genuine affect edge of a seat, and totally made up for those bad parts.