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After the Wizard (2012)





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After the Wizard is a heartfelt, often humorous and always entertaining story about a 12-year-old girl named Elizabeth who lives in an orphanage in Kingman, Kansas. Like millions of girls her age she has read the beloved L. Frank Baum novel "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" countless times. But unlike other girls, Elizabeth believes she is Dorothy...and maybe she is. With Elizabeth referring to herself as Dorothy and constantly looking for Toto and a way back to Oz, the headmistress at the orphanage worries about Elizabeth and fears that she is losing touch with reality. Meanwhile back in Oz things have not gone well for the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman or the Lion. Oz is in trouble and they believe Dorothy is the one person who can help save their home, just as she did before. Only this time they have to find her. -- (C) Official Site
Kids & Family , Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Jordan Van Vranken
as Elizabeth Haskins
Orien Richman
as Tin Woodman
Jermel Nakia
as Scarecrow
Peter Mark Richman
as Charles Samuel Williams
P. David Miller
as Cowardly Lion
Loren Lester
as Dr. Edwards
Helen Richman
as Mrs. Murphy
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Critic Reviews for After the Wizard

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (2)

[It takes] on not only a classic piece of literature but also one of the most iconic films in the history of moviemaking, a challenge that debut feature writer-director Hugh Gross simply doesn't have the resources or imagination to match.

Full Review… | August 10, 2012
Los Angeles Times
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Writer-director Hugh Gross' wooden if well-meaning indie has its charms, but may leave over-imaginative tots feeling patronized rather than captivated.

Full Review… | August 9, 2012
Top Critic

Sweet, but muddled postscript to Oz with mild suspense.

Full Review… | August 16, 2012
Common Sense Media

Audience Reviews for After the Wizard

OH MY GOD this is dreadful! I had to have heard somewhere it was good or interesting... something compelling enough to put it on my "want to see" list, but I can't imagine what. It's just... A mess. Like a really bad Saturday Morning OG Readmore type production... Curse my OCD/Completist heart, or I really have shut it off. Not even enjoyable on a camp level.

Kitty Genovese
Kitty Genovese

The great thing about this film is that no matter how old you are, you'll enjoy it. It's a great movie to show your kids (almost every scene has a hidden message that you can learn from). But everything else aside, the brilliant acting is a reason in itself to see this movie.

Taylor Parker
Taylor Parker

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