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 bequeaths the store to her, a dark and ominous change begins to take over the once remarkable Emporium.
|Release Date||:||November 14, 2007|
|Production Company||:||Mandate Pictures, FilmColony, Walden Media, Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC), Gang of Two Productions|
|Production Countries||:||Canada, United States of America|
|Casts||:||Dustin Hoffman, Natalie Portman, Jason Bateman, Zach Mills, Jonathan Potts, Rebecca Northan, David Rendall, Jade Cohen, Marcia Bennett, Ted Ludzik, Madalena Brancatella, Paula Boudreau, Mike Realba, Steve Whitmire, Liam Powley-Webster, Oliver Masuda, Samantha Harvey, Jesse Bostick, Isaac Durnford, Daniyah Ysrayl, Dash Grundy, Dylan Authors, Aidan Koper, Lin Lin Feng, He Wen, Gan Zhen, Quancetia Hamilton, Kiele Sanchez, David Collins|
|Plot Keywords||:||magic, fantasy, darkness, toy, sell, faith, puppet, wizardry, toy shop, rescue, aftercreditsstinger, piano|
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?