WRINKLES Plays IFC Center for One Week Only, Closes 7/10
GKIDS' newest release, Wrinkles, just opened at IFC Center yesterday for a one week exclusive run, and the critics have fallen in love. Currently 95% on Rotten Tomatoes, see some excerpts below. Hopefully you have a chance to check it out before it is gone from theaters (last day Thursday).
Note: this is NOT a children's film due to adult language and subject matter.
"Oh Joy, Oh Joy, Oh Joy, Oh Joy!" "It's Funny, It's Sad, It's Sweet, It's Heartbreaking. It's Brilliant!" - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
"Unfolding in simple yet wonderfully expressive hand-drawn frames, the film's unsparingly observant plot depicts the slide into senility with empathy and imagination." - Jeannette Catsoulis, The New York Times
"Truly Gorgeous and Heartbreaking!"- Sherilyn Connelly, The Village Voice
"This tremendously poignant animated dramedy, based on Paco Roca's graphic novel, sets out to prove that getting old is anything but kid's play."- Elizabeth Weitzman, Daily News
"Imaginatively and sensitively explores one of the major issues confronting most of the developed world."- Neil Young, Hollywood Reporter
"The subject of old age gets the kind of attention it deserves but is too rarely afforded in the affecting Wrinkles. Featuring lovable characters and a beautifully crafted, understated plot that emerges elegantly from their fears, fantasies and forgetfulness." - Peter Debruge,Variety
Featuring the voices of Martin Sheen, Matthew Modine and George Coe, and based on Paco Roca's award-winning graphic novel of the same name, Goya Award winner Wrinkles follows a cast of eccentric characters who rebel against authority in this poignant comedy for adults. GET TICKETS NOW!
Based on Paco Roca's Award-winning graphic novel, Wrinkles illustrates the visual beauty and tender emotion that can be created by traditional animation, as it tackles a universal subject matter with both compassion and acerbic wit. The story opens with former bank manager Emilio being dispatched to a retirement home by his family. His new roommate is a wily wheeler-dealer named Miguel, who cheerfully swindles small amounts of cash from the more befuddled residents but is also full of handy insider tips that are crucial to survival. Like One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest in an old folks home, we are introduced to daily pill regimens, electric gates, and nighttime joyrides, as the reality of Emilio's future life begins to sink in. Using hand-drawn animation, Wrinkles moves freely between the inmates' daily routines and their more colorful, dementia-induced fantasies, leaving plenty of room for both tears and laughter as it pokes pointed fun at society's attitude towards the elderly.
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