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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.








Credited cast:
... Maggie Malone
... Brandon
... Benefactor
... Candy (as Jennifer Blanc)
... Lettie
... George
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Arturo Anderson ... Library patron #1
... Bridgette
... Mr. forelli
... Audrey
Larry Feurzeig ... Clothing Store Salesman
... Heckler
... Sam
Terry Scannell ... Maitre d
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)  »

Also Known As:

A harmadik kívánság  »

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Okay, it is not the best.
12 September 2005 | by See all my reviews

Well, The writing in this title is EXCELLENT for a class of 5 year olds, Why is this movie so "staged" feeling to me? The main character mattison is very unbelievable, so happy-go-lucky and happy in her own little un-perfect world.

The plot is so typical for a young pre-highschool girl audience and doesn't flow well at all. Every subject and idea in this title are spoon-fed to you as if you had no idea of life itself. I think this is the most boring movie I have seen in some time. I believe that the fact that a lot of this title was funded by the main actress who is also the writer leads to its bland taste. No studio would have ever picked this up. Matty should have mellowed her over the top acting and it would have been a bit better but the whole plot was just lame.

The continuity on the set was horrifying, i.e. check the boom box handle when the guy is outside her window playing her the song.

the "Gilmore girls" style of quick snappy conversations is really obnoxious as well.

Overall I would recommend painting your house instead of watching this title.

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