Yeah, I know it's only March, but this is my favorite movie of the year so far. I LOVE this movie! I watched it on dvd tonight with Mirika. She liked it too!
It didn't get very good reviews. Here is some of what Rodger Ebert had to say about it...
Hoffman has countless characters inside of him, and this is one of his nicest. Edward Magorium is very matter-of-fact about his great age, his astonishing store, and his decision that it is time to move on to the next life. He takes it all for granted. Portman, as Molly, doesn't think it's that simple, and she has the thankless task of holding out against the old man's certainty. The suspense, such as it is, will possibly enthrall kids up to a certain age, but their parents, once they get over the visual delights of the emporium, will be grateful the proceedings last only 93 minutes. That's about as long as this notion will carry us, or a little longer.
up at Blockbuster (or your nearest video store) and check it our for yourself!