All I Wish

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All I Wish
A Little Something for Your Birthday - poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed bySusan Walter
Produced by
  • Matthew R. Brady
  • Eric Brenner
  • Rob Carliner
  • Gary Preisler
  • Sharon Stone
Screenplay bySusan Walter
Starring
CinematographyPedro Gómez Millán
Edited byRobert Brakey
Production
company
Regdalin Production Company
ETA Films
MRB Productions
Distributed byCineTel Films
Paladin/Universal Pictures[1]
Release date
May 3, 2017
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

All I Wish (also titled A Little Something for Your Birthday)[2][3] is a 2017 American romantic comedy film written and directed by Susan Walter and starring Sharon Stone (who was also a producer), Tony Goldwyn, Famke Janssen and Ellen Burstyn. It is Walter's directorial debut.[4]

Plot[edit]

Senna Berges (Sharon Stone), a clothing designer, is desperate to find her soulmate. Despite the constant attempts to pursue her passion for fashion design, Senna follows a path of irresponsible behavior, changing jobs and having occasional relationships with younger men. Everything seems to be out of control for Senna until her 46th birthday party where she meets Adam (Tony Goldwyn).

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

Walter's script was included in the 2008 Black List.[10] In 2009, Michael Engler was attached to direct the film as a co-production between Anonymous Content and Overture Films.[11]

Filming began on October 2016.[12]

Release[edit]

The film premiered at the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles on May 3, 2017.[13][14]

The film was released on DVD on May 1, 2018.

Reception[edit]

On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 16%, based on 19 reviews, and an average rating of 4.2/10.[15] On Metacritic, the film has a weighted average score of 49 out of 100, based on 9 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".[16]

Jeffrey M. Anderson of Common Sense Media awarded the film two stars out of five.[17] Derek Smith of Slant Magazine awarded the film one and a half stars out of four.[18]

Katie Walsh of the Los Angeles Times gave the film a positive review and wrote, "Stone had the right instincts about the part — she inhabits Senna beautifully, and her performance anchors the light-as-air All I Wish. It's the perfect role for her to sink her teeth into, sexy and fun, but she brings a sense of real intelligence and soulfulness to the character. That's true star power."[19]

Adam Graham of The Detroit News graded the film a C.[20]

Teo Bugbee of The New York Times criticized the script of the film, calling it "generic."[21]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Scheck, Frank (29 March 2018). "'All I Wish': Film Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 26 April 2018.
  2. ^ Hunter, Allan (13 March 2018). "'All I Wish': Review". Screen Daily. Retrieved 26 April 2018.
  3. ^ Lodge, Guy (29 March 2018). "Film Review: 'All I Wish'". Variety (magazine). Retrieved 26 April 2018.
  4. ^ Lovece, Frank (29 March 2018). "Film Review: All I Wish". Film Journal International. Retrieved 26 April 2018.
  5. ^ Schwartz, Misty (1 May 2017). "Vegas Jets Gives Sharon Stone a Little Something For Her Birthday". GlobeNewswire. NASDAQ. Retrieved 1 October 2017.
  6. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (7 October 2016). "Forest Whitaker Cast In Marvel's 'Black Panther'; Liza Lapira Joins 'A Little Something For Your Birthday'". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Business Media. Retrieved 1 October 2017.
  7. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (6 October 2016). "'Business Ethics' Adds Carolina Bartczak; Erica Ash Gets 'A Little Something For You Birthday'". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Business Media. Retrieved 1 October 2017.
  8. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (10 October 2016). "Santino Fontana & Dania Ramirez Star In Indie 'Galileo'; Gilles Marini Joins 'A Little Something For Your Birthday'". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Business Media. Retrieved 1 October 2017.
  9. ^ Chen, Wei-Huan (26 May 2017). "Houston actor/attorney Jason Gibson appears at "A Little Something for Your Birthday" premiere". Houston Chronicle. Hearst Communications. Retrieved 1 October 2017.
  10. ^ Kiefer, Halle (21 September 2016). "Sharon Stone Gets A Little Something for Your Birthday and That Little Something Is Tony Goldwyn". Vulture. New York Media. Retrieved 1 October 2017.
  11. ^ Ritman, Alex (21 September 2016). "Sharon Stone, Tony Goldwyn and Ellen Burstyn to Celebrate 'A Little Something for Your Birthday' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 1 October 2017.
  12. ^ Ritman, Alex (7 October 2016). "Sharon Stone's 'A Little Something for Your Birthday' Rounds Out Cast (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 1 October 2017.
  13. ^ Shotwell, Richard (3 May 2017). "LA Premiere of "A Little Something for Your Birthday" - Arrivals". The Oklahoman. Retrieved 1 October 2017.
  14. ^ Quinn, Dave (4 May 2017). "Sharon Stone Brings Two of Her Sons to Red Carpet Premiere of New Film". People. Time. Retrieved 1 October 2017.
  15. ^ "All I Wish (A Little Something for Your Birthday) (2018)". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved 9 April 2018.
  16. ^ "All I Wish Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 9 April 2018.
  17. ^ Anderson, Jeffrey M. "All I Wish". Common Sense Media. Retrieved 26 April 2018.
  18. ^ Smith, Derek (27 March 2018). "All I Wish". Slant Magazine. Retrieved 26 April 2018.
  19. ^ Walsh, Katie (29 March 2018). "Sharon Stone lights up rom-com 'All I Wish'". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 26 April 2018.
  20. ^ Graham, Adam (29 March 2018). "Review: Sharon Stone's 'Wish' won't make wish list". The Detroit News. Retrieved 26 April 2018.
  21. ^ Bugbee, Teo (29 March 2018). "Review: Sharon Stone Stars in 'All I Wish,' a Lukewarm Romantic Comedy". The New York Times. Retrieved 26 April 2018.

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