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Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie (2009)

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A young wizard conjures a spell that puts her family in jeopardy.

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Lev L. Spiro

Writers:

Todd J. Greenwald (creator), Dan Berendsen
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Selena Gomez ... Alex Russo
David Henrie ... Justin Russo
Jake T. Austin ... Max Russo
Jennifer Stone ... Harper
Maria Canals-Barrera ... Theresa Russo
David DeLuise ... Jerry Russo
Steve Valentine ... Archie
Xavier Torres Xavier Torres ... Javier
Jennifer Alden ... Giselle
Jazmín Caratini ... Bartender
Jonathan Dwayne Jonathan Dwayne ... Activities Director (as Johnathan Dwayne)
Marisé Álvarez ... Greeter (as Marise Alvarez)
Bettina Mercado Bettina Mercado ... Woman in Village #1
Veraalba Santa ... Woman in Village #2
Gabriela Rosario Gabriela Rosario ... Village Girl (as Gabriela Alejandra Rosario)
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Storyline

When Alex ruins a family vacation by accidentally casting a horrible spell on her loved ones, Max works overtime to keep his parents from separating while Alex and Justin seek out the "Stone of Dreams" in a desperate race to reverse the curse. Written by Anonymous

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Family vacations can be tricky.


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Official Sites:

Disney's Official Site | DisneyNOW

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 August 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie See more »

Filming Locations:

Puerto Rico See more »

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(TV)

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Stereo | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

The second DCOM to receive a widescreen DVD transfer. See more »

Goofs

When Justin was trapped in the quicksand, his left arm goes under and gets his sleeve all dirty. In another quick shot, his arm is above the dirt and the sleeve is clean. The next shot, his arm is submerged and the sleeve is dirty again. See more »

Quotes

Alex Russo: I know you have the wand.
Justin Russo: What? No, no, no. I don't have the wand. I don't know why you would think I have the wand. I wouldn't take the wand from Mom and Dad because that would be... You went through my stuff again.
Alex Russo: Didn't have to. There's no way you could stay on that windsurfer.
Justin Russo: Well, the wind was blowing really hard. What was I... You? No, no, no. That's impossible. You can't do weather spells unless you have a wand. Or you use... You have the spell book. You're not even gonna try to deny ...
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Follows Wizards of Waverly Place (2007) See more »

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More Potter Than Partridge
30 August 2009 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

I'm surprised that the Walt Disney Studios didn't release this film version of their series The Wizards Of Waverly Place to the big screen first as they did with Hannah Montana. Given the special effects it probably would have been better served on the big screen.

Be that as it may, I think more than the fans of the television series would appreciate this one. When I reviewed the television series I said that the kids reminded me of the Partridge Family offspring. They still do, but in the course of the film the story is more of a Harry Potter type story.

Selena Gomez who's the pretty, but slightly rebellious middle child balks at the restrictions in general placed on her magic by her parents, but even more so when the family goes to the Caribbean for a vacation. With a really powerful wand in her hand, she says something really dumb like she wishes her mother and father had never met. So when David DeLuise and Maria Canals Barrera treat her and brothers David Henrie and Jake T. Austin. Of such wishes are Twilight episodes and It's A Wonderful Life plots spun.

The only thing to do is for the kids to find the Stone Of Dreams which can reverse any spell. But Gomez, Henrie, and Austin have other folks looking for the same Stone to cure their problems.

The cast of the show is an appealing one and the show itself might gain a few viewers with this film. But it really should have gone to the big screen first.


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