• Publication date: September 1, 2011

You have to believe it to see it Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium: Where Toys Come To Life!

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.

Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium: Where Toys Come To Life!

You have to believe it to see it

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, the 243 year-old eccentric who owns the store, bequeaths the store to her, a dark and ominous change begins to take over the once remarkable Emporium

Dustin Hoffman plays the title character, a 243-year-old toy-store owner who is ready to pass his enchanted business on to his beloved assistant, Molly.

However, when Molly, a former composer and pianist, has doubts about taking over the (literally) magical store, and an uptight accountant appears to assess the establishment, the many inhabitants of the Wonder Emporium begin to rebel, resulting in a chaotic situation that can be fixed only with the help of a shy, lonely boy.

Hoffman makes Magorium both silly and endearing, while Portman charms as his earnest prot�g�, and Bateman provides an enjoyable level of scepticism while enduring the nickname "The Mutant."

Although the film's playful quality could veer toward excess, its thoughtful script and able actors allow it to stand out as a highly entertaining production.

Year: 2007

Runtime: 93 mins

Genre: Comedy

Starring:

Natalie Portman

Dustin Hoffman

Jason Bateman

Zach Mills

Directed by: Zach Helm