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The Third Wish (2005)

PG | | Romance, Comedy | 22 April 2005 (USA)
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Bookshop clerk Maggie (Mattison) is granted three wishes after she finds a first-edition copy of Charles Dickens' Great Expectations.

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Shelley Jensen

Writer:

Jenna Mattison
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Credited cast:
Jenna Mattison ... Maggie Malone
Sean Maguire ... Brandon
Armand Assante ... Benefactor
Jennifer Blanc-Biehn ... Candy (as Jennifer Blanc)
Betty White ... Lettie
James Avery ... George
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Arturo Anderson Arturo Anderson ... Library patron #1
Mindy Cohn ... Bridgette
Robert Costanzo ... Mr. forelli
Susan Egan ... Audrey
Larry Feurzeig Larry Feurzeig ... Clothing Store Salesman
Richard Gunn ... Heckler
Ronnie Marmo ... Sam
Terry Scannell Terry Scannell ... Maitre d
Bret Shepard Bret Shepard ... Neighbor
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The rags to riches story of Maggie Malone, an aspiring author who finds a rare edition of Great Expectations in the bookstore where she works. A seemingly magical book, Maggie is granted three wishes...or so she thinks. The true magic is actually being orchestrated by a mysterious benefactor, who has commissioned a handsome Oxford lawyer to guide her through a Cinderella-like transformation. The cynical Maggie soon finds herself spellbound by her dashing escort...and believing in the very fairy tales she writes about. Written by Echo Bridge Home Entertainment

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When you have great expectations...anything is possible.

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Romance | Comedy

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Rated PG for language
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Walking On Sunshine
Composed by Kimberley Rew
Performed by Jumps
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Clichéd, colossal waste of time

For some reason the Big Red Envelope company recommended this piece of tripe to us as something we would like. What a heap of moronic clichés. I won't even hint at the plot line or you would figure it out instantly like I did. I kept waiting for a twist or at least something original, but to no avail. The lead character, played by Jenna Mattison, is easily the most annoying women I've ever seen on screen. The sad thing is, she is supposed to be cute and endearing. And what's with the freakishly huge mouth and the constant smiling, even while telling the tragic story of her early childhood? As a fan of Mystery Science Theater I've sat through some awful pieces of cheese, but this one really got under my skin.


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22 April 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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