Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium

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20th Century Fox Released 2007

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Director:
Zach Helm
Released:
2007
Rating:
G
Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium is a 2007 comedy film by director Zach Helm, starring Dustin Hoffman, Natalie Portman, Jason Bateman, and Zach Mills in a whimsical fantasy tale about the magic within. 243-year-old Mr. Edward Magorium (Dustin Hoffman) owns and runs the magical toy store Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium'though it might actually be the other way around! But when Mr. Magorium announces that his time in the store is coming to an end, the childish shop begins to throw temper tantrums. The store's timid manager, Molly Mahoney (Natalie Portman), doesn't believe that she has what it takes to take care of a magical toy store, so she enlists the help of accountant Henry Weston (Jason Bateman) to sell the shop. Which is when the magic in the shop begins to die. Can Molly and Henry bring back the magic before it is gone forever? Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium teaches young children a gentle lesson about death and moving on.

Metacritic Score

  • 50

    The New York Times Stephen Holden

    If the concept is ingenious, its execution is erratic.

  • 50

    Los Angeles Times Kevin Crust

    While endearingly heartfelt and G-rated to boot, its storytelling suffers from a lack of locomotive force and characters that feel disappointingly two-dimensional.

  • 50

    Variety Brian Lowry

    Sprinkles in charming moments but ultimately doesn't evoke enough wonderment to overcome its tongue-twisting title and completely win over adults along with kids.

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    Ted Ludzik

    Ted Ludzik

    Bellini, the Bookbuilder

    Natalie Portman

    Natalie Portman

    Molly Mahoney, the Composer

    Jason Bateman

    Jason Bateman

    Henry Weston, the Mutant

    Dustin Hoffman

    Dustin Hoffman

    Mr. Edward Magorium, Avid Shoe-Wearer

    Zach Mills

    Zach Mills

    Eric Applebaum, the Hat Collector

    Zach Helm

    Zach Helm

     

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    Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Kids

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    Pre-Teens, Grade Schoolers, Family Dramas