A lonely and bitter British woman discovers an ancient bottle while on a trip to Istanbul and unleashes a djinn who offers her three wishes. Filled with apathy, she is unable to come up with one until his stories spark in her a desire to be loved.
Runtime: 108 minutes
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Stars: Tilda Swinton, Idris Elba, Kaan Guldur, Ece Yüksel, Zerrin Tekindor, Erdil Yaşaroğlu, David Collins, Alyla Browne, Nicola Mouawad, Angie Tricker, Hayley Gia Hughes, Jason Jago, Seyithan Özdemir, Burcu Gölgedar, Berk Ozturk, Ogulcan Arman Uslu, Pia Thunderbolt, Matteo Bocelli, Lachy Hulme, Megan Gale, Jack Braddy, Aamito Lagum, Aiden Mckenzie, Aska Karem, Shakriya Tarinyawat, Hugo Vella, John Puckeridge-Webb, Anna Adams, James Dobbins Jones, Tendai Dzwairo, Randolph Fields, Amelia Patomaki, Sarah Houbolt, Callum Moran, Shane Miller, David Paulsen, Tahlia Crinis, Melissa Jaffer, Feride Eralp, Georgiou Thomas, Arshia Dehghani, Talia Tulin Sert, Melissa Kahraman, Nathan Susskind, Ronny Mouawad, Michelotti Edoardo, Prakash Paul, Sabrina Elba, Olivia Porter, Burwaiss Ahmed, Quaden Bayles, Botan Ozer
Director: George Miller
billcr12 - 4 January 2023 Be Careful What You Wish For Idris Elba and Tilda Swinton are mesmerizing as a djinn and storyteller lecturer who meet and the genie tells the story of his life for the past three thousand years.
The sets and cinematography are magnificent, as to be expected from George Miller, and I was caught up in the narrative.
My one complaint is the portions of the film in Greek and Turkish with no subtitles. It occurs numerous times throughout the movie and I do not speak either language.
The plot has been used many times over the years and it continues to be a good premise for a drama.
Swinton and Elba have excellent chemistry on screen and I escaped into their world of fantasy for a couple of hours.
mason25 - 8 December 2022 Great movie but not what the trailer leads you to think As per the headline, the trailer makes you think it's one type of movie, only to nothing close to it. Not disappointed in what I watched, I enjoyed it a lot, but it also could have been the movie we were lead to think we were getting, and I suspect we'd all have enjoyed that one just as much, if for different reasons.
As I've seen lots of movies with twists, or deceptive plots, I'm always analyzing a movie as it goes, and this one was no different.
She'd had an imaginary friend when younger, now much later in life, she MAYBE has another one.
Her djinn is suspiciously absent in some shots, where he just was previously, but then is glaringly obvious in others.... those of us who are delusional and lean into said delusions though will also see our delusion interacting as if they were real. So without an outside perspective on it, we're left guessing if her djinn was real or imagined.
Aside from that, very well done on making him immensely interesting, I'd love to learn more of this version of djinn. Great job on why he was impacted by her home so to speak.
Also, it was nice to see them not shy away from the naked women who weren't super model thin, brought things down to earth, as opposed to being viewed through the lens of Hollywood and knowing they were towing the line of a particular rating.