5 'a joyfull family watch'rbmusicman | 01/03/2008 | See all rbmusicman's reviews (896)Top 100 Reviewer Top 100 DVD Reviewer Number 1 Music Reviewer Top 10 Office Reviewer what do you say about this brilliantly presented 'family' film ?'charming' 'humerous' 'magic' with a hint of 'sadness and joy' combined in it's finally.'mr magnorium' ( dustin hoffman ) owns a 'magic' toy-shop where everything within appears to come to life.his store manager 'molly' ( natalie portman ) and a 9 year old boy inter-act within this wonderous place.'mr magnorium' is '234' years old, many years ago he bought several pairs of identical shoes, it had allways been his intention to leave this world when the last pairwore out.he has never paid tax, or kept 'books' as a record of sales, he hires an accountant to sort out the reciepts and value the shop before he departs.the accountant does not observe the magic within the sore until the end.#'mr magnorium' gifts the shop to his manager 'molly'trouble is as he winds down his life the shop begins to die from within.'mr magnorium' had given 'molly' a block of wood some while earlier, will she uncover it's powers before she has sold the shop ?this is a really 'joyfull' watch, ( watched it last night on region 1 dvd ) wev'e been treated to some really good family films over the past 18 months or so, ths film is up there with the best of them.a must for children of 'all' ages.