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Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium (2007)

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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Bellini, the Bookbuilder
... Molly Mahoney, The Composer
... Eric Applebaum, the Hat Collector
... Mr. Edward Magorium, Avid Shoe-Wearer
Madalena Brancatella ... Jessica, Who Got a Cowboy Hat
Paula Boudreau ... Brenda, Who Wants a Mobile
... Dave Wolf, Who's an Engineer
... Kermit the Frog (voice)
Liam Powley-Webster ... Andy, the Boy Who Likes to Color
... Lora, Who Wants a Fire Engine
... Henry Weston, the Mutant
Oliver Masuda ... Jordan, Who Said Hi
Samantha Harvey ... Cassie, the Girl Chased by a Goose
... 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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If you don't believe . . . You will. See more »

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Comedy | Family | Fantasy

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G | See all certifications »

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16 November 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Loja Mágica de Brinquedos  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$65,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,630,085, 18 November 2007, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$32,061,555, 13 March 2008

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$69,474,661
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Originally, it was depicted that Mr. Magorium's story, told in a series of journals, was coming to an end. Then, at the end of the film, the man writing the journals began a new journal for Molly Mahoney. Both these scenes were cut, however. 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

[from trailer]
Henry Weston: How can a store throw a temper tantrum?
Mr. Edward Magorium: It's a magical toystore, it can do all sorts of things.
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Crazy Credits

During the end credits, unusual titles describe the various groups that worked on the film: "People In The Movie" (cast), "People Who Helped Make The Movie" (producers, post-production), "People Who Followed People With The Camera" (cinematographer, camera operators), "People Who Created Things That Were There" (art/props department), "People Who Put Clothes On People" (costume department), "People Who Recorded People Talking" (sound department), "People Who Made People Look Good" (make-up), "People Who Made Sure We Paid People" (accountants), "People Who Put Stuff In The Right Order" (editors), "People Who Created Things That Weren't There" (visual effects), "More Crew". People Who Made The Tunes Very Special Thanks And More Thanks See more »

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References Good Burger (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Love the World You Find
Written by The Flaming Lips
Performed by The Flaming Lips
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records, Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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MOMS: Great movie, but toddlers and husbands will be bored
19 November 2007 | by See all my reviews

My husband and I brought our 4 year old daughter to see this movie last night. We'd already seen (and ADORED) THE BEE MOVIE, and nothing else seemed age appropriate. Despite horrible reviews, we gave it a shot.

I loved this movie. It's not often that a kid's movie can move me to tears, but this one had a powerful (yet simple) message...LIFE IS WHAT YOU MAKE OF IT.

My daughter was bored to the point of BEGGING us to leave. This from a kid who sees movie-going as the ultimate treat. While it was visually stimulating overall, there could have been more in the way of special effects.

Jason Bateman was surprisingly good in his role as the accounting mutant. Some of the most moving moments in the film were created by little more than the expression on his face.

Natalie Portman was radiant and lovable and...androgynous? ;) She could easily have been mistaken for a thirteen year old boy throughout most of the film, to the point where it seemed that she had her chest bound up to appear that way. But it's not about the boobies, and it's not a romantic love story, which I greatly appreciated.

No sex. No violence. No profanity. My husband hated it.

There is love...lots of love. Pure love. The kind of love you feel when you're a child, and your mind has not yet been bogged down with the soul-crushing stress of adult responsibility.

This movie is a nice kick-in-the-pants for anybody who needs to be reminded that you don't have to be a kid to see the potential in yourself and the world around you. You just have to relax a little and believe in magic.


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