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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.


Shelley Jensen


Jenna Mattison





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


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.


Romance | Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for language


Official Sites:

Skyway Studios





Release Date:

22 April 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A harmadik kívánság See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Worst film I've ever watched.
26 March 2013 | by heavenstobetsy2013See all my reviews

Made the mistake of watching this on Netflix before reading any reviews. It seriously was the worst film I have ever had the misfortune of watching.

The storyline was ridiculous; the actors were appalling. Sean Macguire I think was attempting to emulate Hugh Grant, but fell flat on his face. The female lead seemed to think she was Julia Roberts - she wasn't. Her ditsy, cutesy persona was incredibly irritating.

I actually turned the film off after an hour, I couldn't bear it any longer.

One hour of my life I can never get back

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