Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium

Synopsis: Molly Mahoney is the manager of Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium, the awesome toy store owned by Mr. Edward Magorium. Molly was a promising composer and piano player when she was a girl, and now she is a twenty-three year-old insecure woman who feels stuck in her job. Among the costumers of the Emporium is the lonely hat collector, Eric Applebaum, who has only Molly and Mr. Magorium for friends. When the last pair of shoes that Mr. Magorium bought in Toscana is worn, he hires the accountant, Henry Weston to adjust the accounts of the Emporium. Furthermore, he claims that he is two hundred and forty-three years old and his time to go has come; he gives a block of wood called Congreve cube to Molly and asks Henry to transfer the Emporium to her name. Molly tries to convince Mr. Magorium to stay in his magical toy store instead of "going".
Director(s): Zach Helm
Production: 20th Century Fox
  3 nominations.
 
IMDB:
6.2
Metacritic:
48
Rotten Tomatoes:
38%
G
Year:
2007
93 min
$32,100,000
Website
356 Views


How is the matter settled?

Quite perfectly in my opinion.

- Come with me.

- Sir?

- Hmm?

- I'm serious.

What?

I'm stuck.

Ooh! To my floor?

No, sir.

Then what?

Like as a person.

You remember

when I was a little girl,

and I could play Rachmaninoff's

2nd Piano Concerto

and everyone was talking

about my potential?

Mm-hmm.

Well, I am 23 now,

and everyone's still talking

about my potential,

but if you ask me to play

the song I know best...

I'll still play Rachmaninoff's 2nd.

May I suggest

you stun the world

with Molly Mahoney's First?

I want to.

But I am stuck.

Come with me.

This, my lovely, is for you.

Thank you.

What is it?

It's the Congreve Cube.

It looks like a big block of wood.

It is a big block of wood.

But now, it's your

big block of wood.

Thank you.

I was just saying

last night

I don't have enough

big blocks of wood.

Unlikely adventures

require unlikely tools.

Are we going on an adventure?

Well, my dear, we're already on one.

All I will say is this:

With faith... love...

this block... and

a counting mutant,

you may find yourself somewhere

you've never imagined.

And with that...

let's open the store.

Wait, sir?

Mortimer, I'm way ahead of you.

Stay out of the refrigerator.

Sir...

Yes, my honeycomb?

You're wearing your pajamas.

Flapdoodle.

Fore!

Whoa!

Whoo-whee!

Whoosh!

Eric, may I borrow your hat?

Sure!

Oh, excuse me. Hello.

Uh, how much are you asking

for that fish mobile up there?

- Oh, that one.

- Yeah.

Well, that's $50.

- Fifty!

- Mm-hmm.

50- don't you think that's a

little high, just for a mobile?

Well, if you'll notice,

they're fresh fish.

Uh...

If you don't want

to spend that much,

we do have that fish mobile

over there for only $17.

But those are not fresh.

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Zach Helm

Zach Helm (born January 21, 1975 in Santa Clara, California) is an American writer, director, and producer. The son of school teachers, Helm was raised in a town of less than 50 citizens in the Sierra Nevadas of California. He first became known for writing Stranger than Fiction (2006), which garnered much notoriety for Helm, including awards from the National Board of Review and PEN International. He is best known internationally for his acclaimed stage play Good Canary, which has been translated and produced around the world, garnering multiple awards and accolades. He is also known for the film Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium (2007) (which he wrote and directed) and his one-man performance pieces, most notably his revival of Spalding Gray's Interviewing The Audience. Helm has also spent much time developing his own "open input" approach to drama, a collaborative process focused on helping artists mine narrative material from the real world. Using interviews, physical research, devised theater techniques and dramaturgy, the egalitarian approach has been used by Helm to help artists around the world, from primary school children to amateur filmmakers. more…

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