The young apprentice of a magical, eccentric toy store owner learns to believe in herself, and in her friends, upon learning some grave news about the future.

Director:

Zach Helm

Writer:

Zach Helm
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ted Ludzik ... Bellini, the Bookbuilder
Natalie Portman ... Molly Mahoney, The Composer
Zach Mills ... Eric Applebaum, the Hat Collector
Dustin Hoffman ... Mr. Edward Magorium, Avid Shoe-Wearer
Madalena Brancatella Madalena Brancatella ... Jessica, Who Got a Cowboy Hat
Paula Boudreau ... Brenda, Who Wants a Mobile
Mike Realba ... Dave Wolf, Who's an Engineer
Steve Whitmire ... Kermit the Frog (voice)
Liam Powley-Webster Liam Powley-Webster ... Andy, the Boy Who Likes to Color
Marcia Bennett ... Lora, Who Wants a Fire Engine
Jason Bateman ... Henry Weston, the Mutant
Oliver Masuda Oliver Masuda ... Jordan, Who Said Hi
Samantha Harvey Samantha Harvey ... Cassie, the Girl Chased by a Goose
Jesse Bostick ... Derek, Who Opened the Door
Isaac Durnford 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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Taglines:

Where Toys Come To Life! (DVD) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Fantasy

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Natalie Portman learned to play the piano for her role. See more »

Goofs

The length of Natalie Portman's hair changes inconsistently throughout the movie. Dramatic differences can be noted during the hospital scene where in various shots it appears at both it's shortest and longest. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Edward Magorium: Hey, pants!
Molly Mahoney: What about them?
Mr. Edward Magorium: Nothing, just
[dances]
Mr. Edward Magorium: pants!
Molly Mahoney: [dances] Me too!
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Crazy Credits

Near the end of the credits, Mr. Magorium appears painting a picture with a little boy watching him. See more »

Connections

Referenced in I Love You, Man (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Don't Be Shy
Written by Cat Stevens (as Yusuf Islam)
Performed by Cat Stevens
Courtesy of Universal-Island Records Ltd.
Under License from Universal Music Enterprises
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The only review you need to read
7 March 2008 | by kickboxgrrlSee all my reviews

I am amazed by the unbelievably DENSE comments and reviews I've read, apparently written by folks who have completely missed the point. These people did not have the courage for 90 short minutes to suspend their cynicism, disbelief, and cowardly need for proof or substantiation of every little thing. (Big ol' raspberry to them!)

A kid's movie? "Just" for children? Heck no. Rather, this movie is "just" for those, regardless of physical age, who have been fortunate enough to retain any portion of their own childlike -- notice, I did not say childISH -- appreciation and pure unclouded understanding of wonder, simplicity, love, and of magic found in the everyday.

If your heart was not touched, even in some intangible microscopic way, by this movie - are you sure you still have one?


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

16 November 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$65,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,630,085, 18 November 2007

Gross USA:

$32,061,555

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$69,474,661
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Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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