David Lipari Jr.’s review published on Letterboxd:
Ryan Phillippe plays the saxophone, which equals cool. I can't say that I disagree with that fact. The lead character's father goes from trash picker to suave saxophonist overnight thanks to one simple wish.
This film is part 'Final Destination' and part 'Wishmaster'. Only instead of an intimidatingly ominous Genie character there is simply a music box. in this way it's more 'Monkey's Paw' than 'Wishmaster' really.
I don't really have a problem with this movie. I thought it was fun. Is it a little silly, unbelievable and over-the-top at times? Yes. But at the end of the day I still got what I wanted. Which was exactly what the cover and premise promised.