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Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium (2007)

Molly Mahoney is the awkward and insecure manager of Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium, the strangest, most fantastic, most wonderful toy store in the world. But when Mr. Magorium, the 243-year-old eccentric who owns the store, bequeaths the store to her, a dark and ominous change begins to take over the once-remarkable Emporium.

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Madalena Brancatella ...
Jessica, Who Got a Cowboy Hat
Paula Boudreau ...
Brenda, Who Wants a Mobile
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Dave Wolf, Who's an Engineer
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Kermit the Frog (voice)
Liam Powley-Webster ...
Andy, the Boy Who Likes to Color
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Lora, Who Wants a Fire Engine
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Oliver Masuda ...
Jordan, Who Said Hi
Samantha Harvey ...
Cassie, the Girl Chased by a Goose
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Derek, Who Opened the Door
Isaac Durnford ...
Jason, Who's a Little Too Curious
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Storyline

Molly Mahoney is the manager of Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium, the awesome toy store owned by Mr. Edward Magorium. Molly was a promising composer and piano player when she was a girl, and now she is a twenty-three year-old insecure woman who feels stuck in her job. Among the costumers of the Emporium is the lonely hat collector, Eric Applebaum, who has only Molly and Mr. Magorium for friends. When the last pair of shoes that Mr. Magorium bought in Toscana is worn, he hires the accountant, Henry Weston to adjust the accounts of the Emporium. Furthermore, he claims that he is two hundred and forty-three years old and his time to go has come; he gives a block of wood called Congreve cube to Molly and asks Henry to transfer the Emporium to her name. Molly tries to convince Mr. Magorium to stay in his magical toy store instead of "going". Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Comedy | Family | Fantasy

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16 November 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Loja Mágica de Brinquedos  »

Box Office

Budget:

$65,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$9,630,085 (USA) (16 November 2007)

Gross:

$32,059,442 (USA) (7 March 2008)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Drew Barrymore was originally cast as Molly Mahoney. See more »

Goofs

While in the hospital, Molly and Henry are talking in the hallway while Eric is in the background rolling back and forth on his 'wheelie' shoes. Henry begins to walk away from the camera as Molly takes a seat at the front right of the frame, he pauses and beyond him at 47:24 Eric starts to roll from the right side of the hall to the left as Henry starts to turn around. At 47:25 when Eric has rolled about halfway across the hall from right to left, the shot cuts to a narrower shot of only Henry with Eric beyond him where Eric is on the left side of the hall starting to roll to the right side. See more »

Quotes

Eric Applebaum, the Hat Collector: My hat's stuck.
Molly Mahoney: Ha... looks like you're gonna need a ladder.
Eric Applebaum, the Hat Collector: Naah. I just need to jump higher.
Molly Mahoney: Eric... that's seven feet, at least.
Eric Applebaum, the Hat Collector: Seven feet? Really?
Molly Mahoney: At least.
Eric Applebaum, the Hat Collector: You think I should get a running start?
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Crazy Credits

During the credits many animated items move across the screen e.g. paper aeroplane, fish, and a bee (Mr Magorium said he might come back as a bee). See more »

Connections

References Good Burger (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Don't Be Shy
Written by Cat Stevens (as Yusuf Islam)
Performed by Cat Stevens
Courtesy of Universal-Island Records Ltd.
Under License from Universal Music Enterprises
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The only review you need to read
7 March 2008 | by (Seattle, WA, USA) – See all my reviews

I am amazed by the unbelievably DENSE comments and reviews I've read, apparently written by folks who have completely missed the point. These people did not have the courage for 90 short minutes to suspend their cynicism, disbelief, and cowardly need for proof or substantiation of every little thing. (Big ol' raspberry to them!)

A kid's movie? "Just" for children? Heck no. Rather, this movie is "just" for those, regardless of physical age, who have been fortunate enough to retain any portion of their own childlike -- notice, I did not say childISH -- appreciation and pure unclouded understanding of wonder, simplicity, love, and of magic found in the everyday.

If your heart was not touched, even in some intangible microscopic way, by this movie - are you sure you still have one?


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