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Wrinkles (2014)



Critic Consensus: Poignant and tender without succumbing to schmaltz, Wrinkles offers a thoughtful -- and beautifully animated -- look at old age.

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Martin Sheen (The West Wing, The Departed), Matthew Modine (The Dark Knight Rises, Weeds), and George Coe (Funny People, Archer) lead a cast of eccentric characters who rebel against authority in this wonderfully animated and poignant comedy for adults. 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. (c) Gkidsmore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Animation, Comedy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Arrugas de Paco Roca, Ignacio Ferreras de Zumarraga, Ángel de la Cruz, Paco Roca, Rosanna Cecchini
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On DVD: Jul 15, 2014
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George Coe
as Miguel
Lauri Fraser
as Antonia
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Critic Reviews for Wrinkles

All Critics (24) | Top Critics (8)

Rare is the "cartoon" that penetrates and even haunts; Wrinkles is not easily forgotten.

Full Review… | December 3, 2014
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

Unfolding in simple yet wonderfully expressive hand-drawn frames, the film's unsparingly observant plot depicts the slide into senility with empathy and imagination.

Full Review… | July 3, 2014
New York Times
Top Critic

Wrinkles doesn't offer the aesthetic rewards necessary to make its sad material compelling.

Full Review… | July 3, 2014
AV Club
Top Critic

Heavy doses of humor and empathy, along with gorgeous hand-drawn animation, keep things from getting too morbid.

Full Review… | July 3, 2014
New York Daily News
Top Critic

A beautiful, subtle horror movie about the rigors of old age, made all the more horrifying because it will happen to all of us fortunate enough to live a long life.

Full Review… | July 2, 2014
Village Voice
Top Critic

The film doesn't wallow in grief; it's a thoughtful and nuanced portrait of a stage of life we often choose not to see.

Full Review… | June 30, 2014
New York Post
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Audience Reviews for Wrinkles


Reminded me of all things of Chico and Rita. Much, much darker of course, probably the 2nd most depressing animated film I've seen (after Grave of the Fireflies). If this was live action it would probably be almost as bleak as Amour. It does have a nice sense of humor throughout with Miguel's character. Very sweet and emotional ending.

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