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Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie (2009)

TV Movie  |  TV-G  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Drama  |  28 August 2009 (USA)
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Teenage wizard Alex casts a spell that accidentally changes history so her parents never fell in love. She and her brothers face a race against time to put things right before they are erased from existence.

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When Alex ruins a family vacation by accidentally casting a horrible spell on her loved ones, Max works overtime to keep his parents from separating while Alex and Justin seek out the "Stone of Dreams" in a desperate race to reverse the curse. Written by Anonymous

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Family vacations can be tricky.


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Die Zauberer vom Waverly Place - Der Film  »

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Trivia

More than 350 special effects were used in the film. See more »

Goofs

When Justin crashes into Alex the line of shade is about even with the sand castle. But when she lands on the sand castle the shade line is past Justin who is a ways back from the sand castle. See more »

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Jerry Russo: A full wizard there can be but one. all power to a daughter or son. to an ancient battle transport us three where one will emerge in victory
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During the end credits the screen is split with repeated scenes from the movie. See more »

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Followed by The Wizards Return: Alex vs. Alex (2013) See more »

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Written by Dave Paton
Performed by Selena Gomez
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More Potter Than Partridge
30 August 2009 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

I'm surprised that the Walt Disney Studios didn't release this film version of their series The Wizards Of Waverly Place to the big screen first as they did with Hannah Montana. Given the special effects it probably would have been better served on the big screen.

Be that as it may, I think more than the fans of the television series would appreciate this one. When I reviewed the television series I said that the kids reminded me of the Partridge Family offspring. They still do, but in the course of the film the story is more of a Harry Potter type story.

Selena Gomez who's the pretty, but slightly rebellious middle child balks at the restrictions in general placed on her magic by her parents, but even more so when the family goes to the Caribbean for a vacation. With a really powerful wand in her hand, she says something really dumb like she wishes her mother and father had never met. So when David DeLuise and Maria Canals Barrera treat her and brothers David Henrie and Jake T. Austin. Of such wishes are Twilight episodes and It's A Wonderful Life plots spun.

The only thing to do is for the kids to find the Stone Of Dreams which can reverse any spell. But Gomez, Henrie, and Austin have other folks looking for the same Stone to cure their problems.

The cast of the show is an appealing one and the show itself might gain a few viewers with this film. But it really should have gone to the big screen first.


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