Pumpkin Person rating: 8 out of 10
I just stumbled upon this movie on netflix last night and I think my readers might enjoy it as much as I did. The film begins 50 years ago, when a class of young children are drawing pictures of the future to be placed into a time capsule to be opened by kids at the school 50 years later. All the kids are following these instructions except for the one little girl who suggested this idea in the first place. Instead of drawing a picture of the future, she is rapidly filling her page with “meaningless” numbers like some kind of autistic schizophrenic.
50 years later a little boy is given this page when the time capsule is dug out of the ground and he shows it to his dad (played by Nicolas Cage), an atheist MIT professor who I estimate has an IQ above 150. Dad notices that part of the sequence says 200109112996 which he infers is the date of the 9/11 attacks, followed by the number of deaths. From there he infers that the page predicted every major tragedy of the last 50 years, and its final prediction is the end of the World. Can he save himself and his loved ones before it’s too late?