My Blank Cardboard Piece, Is Molly Mahoney’s Block Of Wood From Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium……..

Originally Written April 3 2019

Confused right!? Well if you don’t know about this movie, don’t worry I didn’t know about it either until I came across it randomly I think last weekend or something, I think I had just finished watching another movie and that had come on, being it was my first time watching it, I wasn’t sure what the movie was going to be like, I remember when it first started though I was confused on what exactly was going on.

The opening to it was just very bizarre, I had my tv muted and with it being muted, the intro to it seemed to just go on forever, every time I glanced up at my tv. Now when the movie did finally start, I wasn’t really paying that much attention to it at first, but then I ended getting curious about it whenever I would stare at my tv, so I unmuted it and started paying attention to it a bit more and I gotta say after watching it………

I thought it turned out to be a very good movie in the end actually, the story and meaning behind it was just very heartfelt i’ll say, it actually got me emotional, shocker I know haha……..I don’t get emotional over anything, who says that I have a soft heart and that I can be a pretty good emotional wreck most of the time, come on pffff stop it, I don’t do that………..crazies.

Back to the post though, Mr Magorium’s Wonder Emporium, sure is some movie, now i’ve never really done a review with movies, almost did, but I ended up never sharing it i’ll be honest here, i’m not going to do a review for this movie, but I do want to talk about one of the main big parts about the movie, but before I get to that, let me just briefly try to sum up the whole premise of it.

The movie is based around different characters you have the main character Mr Magorium who is and i’ll quote what is says in the summary for the movie the store’s 243-year-old proprietor, then you have the second main character who is Molly Mahoney and the two supporting characters by the name of Henry Weston and Eric Applebaum……..

The character however that I want to discuss is Molly………so Mr Magorium is leaving his famous magical toy store and wants to pass it down to Molly who works alongside him as the manager of the store, he passes it down to her without her even knowing about it as well as not even knowing he’s leaving the store all together………now Molly her character……..is a real special kind of character, when I watched this movie I connected pretty well with her, it’s really weird how much I connected to her, but I did.

Molly happens to be this former child piano prodigy who is a little stuck in her life and doesn’t really see herself as much more than just a former piano player. Now Mr Magorium and Molly’s relationship in the movie, is probably to me one of the best, if you happen to watch the movie you’ll understand what I mean when I say that.

In the beginning of the movie, she meets up with him and talks to him about the way she’s feeling, telling him that “she’s stuck” to where he then leads her someplace and he gives her this huge block of wood as a gift…….which she accepts with good heart.

He then tells her “unlikely adventures, require unlikely tools” she asks if they’re going on an adventure, he tells her they’re already on one, then gives her something else to take with her, saying “With faith, love, this block, (the one she holds) and accountant mutant……you may find yourself somewhere you’ve never imagined.”

You can watch that scene here:

Mr Magorium Gives Molly A Block Of Wood

I gotta say watching that scene again made me laugh and smile because it’s a pretty nice scene between the two, but to kinda sum up everything, this whole movies is pretty based around the store being passed down to Molly and her not really seeing herself as this person that’s capable of running the store the way Magorium has and just not seeing herself as this more than kind of person that he’s sees her as.

Even though he knows that she’s full of wonders, she in herself does not see nor believe it……….however there’s this one part of the movie where she tries to really understand what it is that Magorium sees in her, asking Henry the accountant who doesn’t know how to have fun (a.k.a the just guy)

Molly asks him what it is that he sees when he looks at her, which he just goes on to compliment her and she laughs about it, but asks him if whether he was able to see some kind of sparkle from her, to where he answers confusedly what kind of sparkle she means………where she answers “something reflective of something bigger that’s trying to get out” but then just turns away from the conversation in the end.

“Do You See A Sparkle!?” Scene Henry & Molly (Store Scene)

It’s a real good scene because it’s like even though she continuously thinks she isn’t this more than kind of person, you see that she does wonder about having that sparkle and wants to be more than what she believes herself to only be…………there’s a few times where she does things that she doesn’t notice because it’s just naturally coming out of her, but she still has a lot of that self doubt that makes her believe that there’s no sparkle……..

Now there’s a part that I don’t want to spoil because I really feel like you guys should check this movie out, because you might enjoy it, so i’m just going to say this, it takes a whole lot of convincing to her, for Molly to really embrace and truly see what it was that Magorium actually saw in her, for her to finally understand that she was more than what she believed herself to be………….now going back to what I said earlier…………

I really connected with Molly and you know this is probably going to sound really cheesy or weird, but do you ever get that thing where, you’re feeling or thinking something and you end up coming across something else that is pretty based off what it was you were just thinking or feeling, as if you were supposed to come across it, you know what I mean!?

Stuff like that, when I came across this movie, I was feeling pretty down and I remember that because, I had just finish speaking with my boyfriend about what I was feeling, I was a little bit of a mess and was just in my head about things and so I decided to watch a movie for some reason to relax for the night and then this movie was just about to come on, mind you I had never seen this movie ever so I didn’t know what exactly it was going to be about, until I actually sat and watched it and when I did it was like “woah”

So i’m guessing, well not guess I feel like that movie was there for me to watch and I know that probably sounds really weird and everything, but I don’t know, they say things aren’t a coincidence right!? Maybe that wasn’t a coincidence, I felt something that day and then this movie happened to be playing, what are the odds of that!?

Originally I wasn’t going to even bother watching it, I was planning on changing it actually, but I don’t know I felt the need to want to check it out and i’m glad that I did, because it was a really great movie and I really did enjoy it, I enjoyed it so much I rated it on my tv.

I really like the meaning behind it and the story telling of it, i’m surprised that I didn’t catch this movie when I was younger, you would think I would see this movie around the time it came out, but hey it came around at some point for me to watch so.

If you’re still confused about the title, well i’ll explain, so I was stressing out, had a bit of a scattered mind the other day, actually it was yesterday (now the other day) but I said this in my latest post that I wrote, that whenever I get overwhelmed I go into an organizing/cleaning mode.

So the other day, I felt the need to organize things and we had these boxes that were in the kitchen for a good amount of time, one was broken and the other hadn’t been used yet. Part of the one that was broken I threw out, but there was another part from it that I well………kept, you might be asking why I kept it and that’s because when I saw it, the first thing I thought about was the block of wood that Mr Magorium gave Molly in the movie.

I remember staring at it for a good while just to kinda give me something else to focus on for a bit to get out of my head and then after a bit I just kinda went back into my brain anyway, but I then later brought the cardboard piece in my room and i’ve been glancing at it every now again since then and it may sound weird, but when I look at it, I smile.

Call me a nerd or weird if you want, that’s fine I don’t mind, but just like the title says, my blank cardboard piece is Molly Mahoney’s block of wood…….

All The Love ❤ ❤

~Lexa~

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