Wrinkles, film review: Defiance and humour reminiscent of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

(15) Ignacio Ferreras, 89 mins Voiced by: Martin Sheen, George Coe, Matthew Modine

We are so used to cartoon features aimed at kids that an animated film set in a care home for the elderly comes as a complete surprise.

There is a bleakness at the heart of Wrinkles. The residents, abandoned by their children, face memory loss and eventually death.

Nonetheless, in its portrayal of old-timers trying to cope with deteriorating health and trying to keep their dignity as they fight back against an uncaring institution, the film has a defiance and humour reminiscent of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. It's far more uplifting than its subject matter might suggest.

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