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''Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium'' is the story of Edward Magorium (DustinHoffman), who is over 200 years old and owns the remarkable toy store of the title. Molly Mahoney (NataliePortman) is the manager of the store. The time comes for Mr. Magorium to "go", so he hires an accountant named Henry (Creator/JasonBateman) to go over the store's finances and transfer ownership of the building into Molly's name. Meanwhile, he gives Molly a block of mysterious wood called the Congreve Cube. Molly tries to convince Mr. Magorium to stay in his magical toy store instead of "going."

The film, which debuted in 2007, received lukewarm reviews at best, though the performances by the lead actors were generally praised. In recent years, however, it's become something of a CultClassic. Visually impressive with plenty of effects, it is at its heart a story about finding your own "inner magic" and bringing it to life.

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!!This film provides examples of:
* AlternativeForeignThemeSong: Kimura Kaela's [[http://www.jpopsuki.tv/video/Kaela-Kimura---Jasper/45e7a254bb4986c336aae3c6ae3196c6 "Jasper"]] is the theme song for the Japanese version.
* AmbiguousDisorder: Eric. In his lines of dialogue, he doesn't have the usual voice inflections that people are expected to have when speaking. One particular trait of his that is pointed out is [[NoSocialSkills his trouble making friends]] [[IntergenerationalFriendship except with Mr. Magorium, Molly, and Henry, who are all adults]]. [[NiceHat Also, don't forget his massive collection of hats]].
* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: Mr. Magorium's ultimate fate. And yet, it really is death by any other name.
* BagOfHolding: While Mr. Magorium [[spoiler:is in the hospital,]] Eric brings him some things from the gift shop in a paper bag. He pulls a ridiculous number of things out of it, including a hose with a nozzle, a wooden plank, and a euphonium[[note]]Think tuba[[/note]].
* {{Bifauxnen}}: Molly's appearance is fairly androgynous.
* BiggerOnTheInside: The toy store.
* ButNowIMustGo: Mr. Magorium's decision to "leave" prompts the plot.
* ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve: It's what makes the toy store magical.
* CompanionCube: The block of wood Mr. Magorium gives to Molly, which may or may not have been a MagicFeather.
* CloudCuckooLander: Mr. Magorium.
* [[spoiler: DeadlyEuphemism]]
* EmpathicEnvironment: The toy store turns gray when it gets depressed.
* GeniusLoci: The toy store, which has a mind much like a child's.
* ItRunsOnNonsensoleum: Mr. Magorium's long lifespan is attributed to his having bought a "lifetime's supply" of shoes that lasted 200 years. When the last pair goes, so does he.
** His dialogue implied more that he was always long-lived, and that he bought 200 years' worth of shoes as a way of marking time--as he wears each pair out, he can estimate how much longer he has left.
* IntergenerationalFriendship: What Eric, a preteen child, has with Mr. Magorium, Molly, and Henry, who are all adults.
* MuppetCameo: [[TheMuppets Kermit the Frog]] shops at the Emporium. Yes, really.
** Tough Pigs [[http://www.toughpigs.com/mr-mcallisters-wonder-disaster recommends the movie]] [[JustHereForGodzilla based on this cameo alone]].
* NeverSayDie: Averted - at first, Mr. Magorium refers to his imminent death as "leaving." Then Molly uses the D word, and later [[spoiler:it actually shows Mr. Magorium's funeral.]]
* NeverTrustATrailer: The trailer explained absolutely nothing about the story being told in the film, leading some to presume it was "a movie about CGI".
** The trailers played up the whimsy leading to a lot of kids in theaters expecting fun and leaving with emotions ranging from bored with the actual plot to being unexpectedly upset by it.
* NiceHat: Eric has a huge hat collection, and he wears a different hat every day.
* [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld Really Two Hundred and Forty Three Years Old]]: Mr. Magorium, who has also played hopscotch with Abraham Lincoln and helped Thomas Edison come up with the idea for the lightbulb.
* VisualPun: A statue of Abraham Lincoln...made from ''Lincoln Logs''.
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