The Third Wish
The rags to riches story of Maggie Malone, an aspiring author who finds a rare edition of “Great Expectations” in the book store where she works. A seemingly magical book, Maggie is granted three wishes… or so she thinks. The true magic is actually being orchestrated by mysterious benefactor who has commissioned a handsome Oxford lawyer to guide her through a Cinderella-like transformation. The cynical Maggie soon finds herself spellbound by her dashing escort… and believing in the very fairy tales she writes about.
“The Third Wish” is a modern day fairy tale about a young woman who seems to have nothing but bad luck until she stumbles upon a lantern she finds in a drawer at the used book store she works at. After jokingly rubbing the lamp, she suddenly finds herself five million dollars richer after a mysterious benefactor comes into her life. After a whirl-wind adventure with her benefactor’s assistant, she finds love. The movie truly is cute and entertaining, but it has several utterances of strong language in the beginning within just a couple of minutes. Due to the language, Dove is unable to award our seal to the picture as a family-friendly film.