Mr Magorium's Wonder Emporium

Mr Magorium's Wonder Emporium
  • 2007
  • US
  • 1h 34min
  • U
  • Directed by: Zach Helm
  • Written by: Zach Helm
  • Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Natalie Portman, Jason Bateman, Zach Mills
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Molly Mahoney (Portman) is the awkward and insecure manager of Mr Magorium's Wonder Emporium, the strangest and most fantastic toy store in the world. But when Mr Magorium bequeaths the store to her, a dark and ominous change comes over the Emporium. Besides the irresistible high of seeing Portman finding her witchcraft, nothing has much resonance here. It's all bright surfaces with nothing behind them, and the result is flat and inconsequential.

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Mr Magorium's Wonder Emporium

13 Dec 20072 stars

(U) 94min lllll

Written and directed by Zach Helm (who wrote last year’s underrated Stranger Than Fiction), Mr Magorium’s Wonder Emporium tells the tale of a 243-year-old toyshop proprietor (Dustin Hoffman) and his faithful store manager Molly (Natalie Portman). When…

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