That’s a horrible headline, isn’t it? But not to worry…we’re not commenting on the age of either Martin Sheen or Matthew Modine. The ‘wrinkles’ we’re referring to is the Spanish animated movie Wrinkles. Sheen, Modine, and George Coe are handling the English translation of the movie directed by Ignacio Ferreras and based on a graphic novel by Paco Roca.
GKIDs will be releasing the film theatrically in early 2014.
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 an eccentric cast of characters who rebel against institutional authority, while doing everything in their power to avoid being assigned to the dreaded top floor assisted living wing – a dwelling place for lost souls from which there is no return. The hand-drawn animation style allows the film to move freely between the reality-bound daily lives of the ‘inmates’ and their more colorful dementia-induced fantasies, leaving plenty of room for both tears and laughter and pulling no punches in its critique of society’s attitude towards the elderly.
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