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Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium

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Ever since Willy Wonka defined creepy wackiness for a generation, it’s been hard for other fictional fruit-loops to compete. Dustin Hoffman’s Mr Magorium is one such pretender. The 263-year-old toy impresario is ready to shuffle off, but not before he’s bequeathed his store to apprentice Natalie Portman. The Emporium itself is a thing of wonder, but the quirkiness is try-hard (Wes Anderson for the under-12s). Isn’t accepting mortality rather a heavy message for the kiddiewinks, anyway?

 

Film Details

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  • UK Theatrical Release Date: May 12th 2008