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Director(s): Zach Helm
IMDB Rating: 6.2
Molly Mahoney is the manager of Mr. Magoriums 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 that 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.
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bluesky16 (15 May 2013)
We all loved the movie !!! What a delight to see something funny and entertaining.You are transported to a magical world and the time flys by.There is so much negative in the world this movie makes you smile and feel happy. Three generations of our family went to see the movie together and everybody had the same feelings - a big smile when we left the theatre.
Ed (14 May 2013)
Took the family, in my opinion waste of time. Glad I had free tickets, because there is no way I would have paid to see this. And the ending??? Completely lost.
(12 May 2013)
Wow , what a wonderful film to share with friends and loved ones . Not much to add really . Just my vote and i'm out of here . Today marks my third or fouth viewing . This film always lifts me up . Perhaps it will with you as well ?
moonspinner55 (12 May 2013)
Toy store manager and one-time piano prodigy, unhappy with thedirection of her life and seemingly blocked artistically, is willedownership of the store by her boss--the magically feckless Mr.Magorium--who knows the exact day and time he will pass on to anotherworld. Writer-director Zach Helm has obviously seen a lot of movies andknows many card tricks, but he doesn't write characters--onlyoccupations. There's the store owner (Dustin Hoffman, channeling EdWynn from "Babes in Toyland"), his beautiful-yet-unmarried assistant(Natalie Portman, all doe-eyed smiles and half-laughs), the humorlessaccountant who learns to loosen up (Jason Bateman, pulling a JasonBateman), and the wizened youngster (Zach Mills) who helps out in thestore and knows all its incredible secrets. Turns out the Emporiumreally is magical, with dolls that come to life and rooms that changecompletely with the turn of a knob. How far did Helm want to take thisscenario before it became utterly ridiculous? The filmmaker is soconcentrated on the visual accouterments (and bowling his audience overwith sparkly eye-candy) that he fails to develop the story. The movieopens on a sleepy bookmaker who lives down in the basement, but werarely see him again. As for Hoffman, he doesn't really get into thepersonage of the happy-go-lucky toy specialist; worse, theirresponsible nature of Mr. Magorium--whose business office is awashwith unpaid bills--lingers over the upbeat finale like a dark shadow.There are good moments, particularly in the budding friendship betweenBateman and Mills, but if Helm was hoping for a romantic sub-plotbetween the man and the woman, it got lost somewhere in the shuffle. Infact, "Magorium" is all shuffle and show, and its heart is hard tofind. ** from ****
(11 May 2013)
This review is from: Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium (Full Screen Edition) (DVD) Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium is a very nice childrens film, which saw quite a lot of exposure on cable TV in recent months. My own reason for wanting a copy is that I'm quite a fan of Natalie Portman and wanted to add this DVD to my N.P. collection. I think that any parent will find this film to be a great choice for their younger childen. Not quite the classic of say, The Wizard Of Oz, but still of a similar vein.
judithanne89 (11 May 2013)
This movie absolutely blew my mind! Now keep in mind I am 18 years oldand all my friends said I was insane for watching this movie. This isnot a movie for 3 year olds but more appropriate for 8+. Some peoplemay complain that they could not keep up or comprehend it fully butc'mon people pay attention. This movie brings back the hope and love oflife and to not fear death. I feel like its simplicity beats out HarryPotter any day and if you do not appreciate it then well... that's youropinion to have. If you went to see this expecting a "easy" movie trustme you need to pay attention and use your imagination! The actors did awonderful job and really brought this work together. A+ and a wonderfulfamily film!
(08 May 2013)
Take Willy Wonka out of the chocolate factory and put him in a toy story and you essentially have Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium. Like Wonka, Mr. Magorium (Hoffman) is a playful eccentric with wild hair, and a penchant for bizarre behavior. His old world story is nestled between high rise building and it's no wonder as he has owned the store for over 200 years. Toys virtually come to life inside the store, playing with the customers as much as they play with the. The store has an inter-dimensional quality to it as a certain door can lead to different rooms with the turn of a dial on the wall. The large, dusty store catalog can materialize its toys from thin air just by turning its pages.Molly Mahoney (Portman) is the store manager and we learn immediately that while she loves working there, she feels incomplete for having never pursued her dream to be a concert pianist. This is underscored when a former college classmate comments that he didn't know that she was still working at the store. For shy 9-year-old Eric, the store is a sanctuary as he has no friends his age. Because Mr. Magorium has never kept book or paid taxes (sure, like the IRS would let him get away with that for 200 years!) he hires accountant Henry Weston (Bateman) to get the books in order.Magorium startles Molly by announcing that his time in the world is up and he intends to leave the store to her. Molly refuses to believe that's he's going to die and turns down the offer. This causes the store to lose all its magic. Its bright red walls turn black and the toys are now lifeless. Henry and Eric have to convince Molly that she has to take over the store in order to save it.Again, the parallels with Wonka are many, even down to the owner needing to find someone younger to take over. However, while Wonka was laced with often biting commentary about the behavior of spoiled kids and their parents, Magorium has none of this conflict. Henry's unresolved issues about having friends his age remain unresolved. Molly's dreams of becoming a pianist are tossed aside. Only Henry gets to grow, realizing that he cannot be all work and no play. The film does have some nice special effects that bring the wonder and magic of the store alive but there's not much magic in the predictable and unsatisfying script. It's riddled with clichÃ©s which try to force the viewer into knowing when to laugh and cry and be overjoyed. On the plus side it's a film most kids, especially younger kids will adore and it is good, clean family entertainment. ExtrasThe DVD does come with several featurettes:Strangely Weird and Weirdly Strange: The Magical World Of A Wonder EmporiumAn Eccentric Boss And An Awkward Apprentice To Meet Eric Applebaum, Start By Saying HiThe Magical Toy Store Featurette
salorkent (07 May 2013)
I've been a movie lover all of my life (which means almost sixty yearsof loving movies); saying that, I'm also one who tries to findsomething good to say about nearly every movie I've seen. I evendefended such turkeys as "Ishtar" and "Mom and Dad Save the Universe."Sorry. No can do, this time around. "Magorium" was such a totaldisappointment, I hardly know where to begin. So instead, let me pointout my disappointment by asking a few questions. Just who the heck ISMagorium? We learn almost nothing about him, most importantly, we getno back story as to his connection to the toy shop (most importantly,WHY a toy store.) Same with Natalie Portman's character. How did sheget the job at the Emporium? Clearly she loves the shop and it lovesher, so why does she suddenly find it so difficult to take over?Moreover, what is Bateman's character all about, and why did NOTHINGhappen in developing his relationship with Portman? So many morequestions --- so little time. You get my drift. Dustin Hoffman is oneof the great actors of our time. What a waste. Portman is more thancompetent, and there were brief flashes of character development. But afew flashes weren't enough. Jason Bateman had so much potential thatthe script clear didn't cash in on. Okay. Sorry about the rant. I'm sodeeply disappointed. I gave up going to see "Fred Claus" for this?Especially giving that the movie just stopped. No wrap-up. No ending.It just stopped!!! Wha?
(04 May 2013)
This review is from: Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium (Widescreen Edition) (DVD) Bought this for my kiddos and we watched it the other day. Overall it was pretty entertaining and had some decent comedy. Would recommend for sure!
Tdi7457 (03 May 2013)
Welcome to Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium, the strangest, mostfantastic, most wonderful toy store in the world. It's a tantalizingtoy haven in which everything inside literally comes to life ?including the store itself ? and where marvels of every imaginable,possible kind, and beyond, never cease... that is, until now.When Mr. Magorium (Dustin Hoffman), the store's extraordinary 243year-old proprietor, announces that he will at long last hand over thereigns of his wonder-expanding store to his unconfident young manager,Molly Mahoney (Natalie Portman), the store decides to throw an unusualtantrum. As a skeptical accountant named Henry (Jason Bateman) comes into audit the LegosÂ® and Lincoln LogsÂ®, not to mention the Whodathoughtsand Whatchamacallits, the once sparkling, color-saturated Emporium issuddenly embattled by mysterious changes. The playful toys are allstill there, but they've turned gray and quiet ? and only Mahoney andHenry can revive them if, with the help of a superdexterous 9 year-old(Zach Mills), they can find the source of magic inside themselves. Mr.Magorium's Wonder Emporium 2/10
George (01 May 2013)
this movie sucked. i hated it with the burning hot intensity of a thousand suns. never make this into a dvd. it SUCKS. throw it away now! i can't believe i paid a penny to see this worthless movie. it was completely and utterly horrible. it made me throw up a little bit in my mouth.
(01 May 2013)
The movie is certainly a feast for the eyes, but the characters seem very two dimensional. We get an inkling about Molly being lost and get an idea that Bateman's character doesn't have as much fun as he should, but we really know little about Mr Magorium. Despite his 243 years, we have no knowledge of who he interacted with over the centuries: which famous people might have walked through those doors to get a toy that they cherished throughout their lives. Hoffman appears to be doing a homage to Ed Wynn in his mannerism and delivery, yet overall I wanted more from this flick. Why does only the monkey toy beckon to Bateman of all the toys on the wall? For a while I thought it was a toy he had long forgotten about. That would have been a better hook to pull Bateman's character into believing the store's magic (realising something he'd lost; finding again a cherished toy that cherished him). The chapter headings were absolutely pointless and distracting. We know Mr. Magorium's chapters are closing and Molly's chapters are about to turn a page, why hit us over the head? I've rated this a three, but it's really two and half stars.
(30 April 2013)
I wholeheartedly agree with previous reviewers about finally finding a movie without the potty humor, or the adult inuendos. I absolutely hate that. I do NOT have to be entertained on "my" so called level in a kid's movie. How very selfish of adults to expect it. I loved the message in Mr. Magorium's, teaching kid's to believe in themselves, to see the wonder in the world, to never stop seeing the magic. And to all those reviewers who give this movie one star because there are no bells and whistles. You need to watch it again. Pay close attention to the part where Mahone says "you're a "JUST GUY". This is just a movie, just an actor, just a set. JUST THE SAME OLD THING>.. Maybe you have to look for the magic or believe in it by the story. Not have Hollywood feed it to you. I bought Enchanted at the same time as this one and I like this one much better.
Kelly Cather (29 April 2013)
My first question is, who rated this a 10???? "Mr. Magorium's WonderEmporium" is a stinker. I read that this was the debut feature for ZachHelm (the screenwriter of "Stranger Then Fiction") so I took a chanceand took my kids to see it. Too bad the the costumes and makeup were ascheap as the jokes. The producers were hoping to get a "Willy Wonka"type film (so was I). However, they got Dustin Hoffman running aroundwith a goofy lisp(which got annoying very, very quickly).This is a film for kids, but most filmmaker now understand that it'sthe parents (me) that are paying. We want to enjoy the film too.Why are talented actors like Natalie Portman, Hoffman and Jason Batemansigning on for this???? Why? Why? Why?
(27 April 2013)
This review is from: Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium (Widescreen Edition) (DVD) I love this movie. It's reminds all of us if we believe in ourselves we can accomplish anything, something I think we forget, espcially as we become adults. And the story is told in a way a child can get the same message. Wonderful movie. I even bought a copy for a friend and sent it to her.
ted00043 (27 April 2013)
...BLACK MAGIC To Be Precise. Kids Are Being Patronised With ModernFilms If I Ever Have Kids I'll Show Them "Howard The Duck", "9" &Anything Else That'll Be Released But Nothing Thats Released Now. HowRetarted Is This Movie? Very. Dustin Hoffman Acts Like The PoorRetarted Kid With A Speech Impediment Sorry To Anyone Who Is OffendedBut Its True. How Can Anyone Be Showing This To Their Kids? "PunisherWar Zone" Is More Suitable For Kids Than This. What Was I On When IThought "I'll Watch This"? "Zathura A Space Adventure" Was Too MuchKiddy Crap For Me To Handle. The Loose Plot Is That Molly Mahoney isthe manager of Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium, the awesome toy storeowned by Mr. Edward Magorium. Molly was a promising composer and pianoplayer when she was a girl, and now she is a twenty-three year-oldinsecure woman that feels stuck in her job. Among the costumers of theEmporium is the lonely hat collector, Eric Applebaum, who has onlyMolly and Mr. Magorium for friends. When the last pair of shoes thatMr. Magorium bought in Toscana is worn, he hires the accountant, HenryWeston to adjust the accounts of the Emporium. Furthermore, he claimsthat he is two hundred and forty-three years old and his time to go hascome; he gives a block of wood called Congreve cube to Molly and asksHenry to transfer the Emporium to her name. Molly tries to convince Mr.Magorium to stay in his magical toy store instead of "going". DustinHoffman Was So Annoying In This Film I Wanted Him To Die. NataliePortman Was As Wooden As Hell. The Child Actor's Performance Was LikeLooking At My Computer Desk He Showed Nothing. The Filmmaker Was MakingThe Audience Swallow This By Making Lots Of People Turn Up To HisFuneral I'm Sorry But They Were Just Standing There. If I Was WritingThe Script I Would've At Least Made A Eulogy. Lots Of People At SomeGuy's Funeral Doesn't Make Me Care However Those Random Good Guys In"Punisher War Zone" Made More Character Development. If You Want To SeeThe Dark Arts Making A Movie I Sincerely Recommend This HOwever If YouDon't Read This Next Sentence.AAAAAAAAAAAVVVVVVVVVVVVVVOOOOOOOOIIIIIIIIIIIDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD!!!!
Matthew Whitney (27 April 2013)
I completely love this movie in every way. So do my six kids and mywife. This was an accidental find; the marketing was terrible. In aworld too cynical and dark to appreciate good I am sure this gem gotpanned. But not for us. For us, it is brilliant. Beautiful. Perfect.Escapist. Hopeful. And it's got KILLER Good music! THANK YOU. Who do wetell? How do we make sure they keep making movies like this one! How dowe thank Dustin Hoffman enough for being in it? And how do we preservethe young director's career in case people don't see how vital hiscontribution is? Sure, the message is at the core of nearly everychildren's movie; indeed there is not any other acceptable theme inmovies for kids these days. But this movie was special. It had thestrength of writing, music, and beauty to carry the message past theyouth and into the heart of the over 40 year olds in the room. Tearscame and we all really needed it. THANK YOU, SOMEBODY! Only thing toadd: The piano should have appeared in the center of the store at theend. MDW
(26 April 2013)
This review is from: Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium (Widescreen Edition) (DVD) This is just one of those movies you have to see if you have children. It makes you believe in magic, and that's a great thing for young kids.
Eveningstarz_4 (24 April 2013)
When I first heard about this movie, I was like, 'sure. I'll see this.'Didn't get to see it until this past week, when the public library wasshowing it for free. And I'm so thankful I didn't spend more than acouple hours of my time on it.The message of the movie was great. It really was. But I think it couldhave been presented in a better quality film. I was excited aboutseeing Dustin Hoffman in it, and I know his character was supposed tobe weird...but I just couldn't get over the accent he used in thismovie. There could have been more special effects as well...Lastly, let me just say this. Books have chapter breaks. Movies shouldnot! It made the movie seem a bit drawn out, and for a good part of themovie I wasn't sure if it was going to be a bunch of mini-stories or ifit had an actual main plot. A little girl sitting behind me commentedto her parents 'This is too long. I wanna go home!' If this movie wassupposed to appeal to kids, then it was a few fries short of a happymeal.Basically, this movie didn't come across to me as anything special.
(24 April 2013)
This review is from: Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium (Widescreen Edition) (DVD) thank u for getting my movie to me so quickly sorry this review is late
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