Wizards of Waverly Place

Wizards of Waverly Place

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DVD - 2009
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Follow the Russo family as they vacation at the Caribbean resort where Jerry and Theresa first met. Alex's mom makes her go on the family vacation - something Alex is not too pleased about. She conjures a spell that erases her parents' fateful first meeting and puts the Russo family's very existence in peril.
Publisher: [United States] : Walt DisneyStudios Home Entertainment, 2009
Edition: Extended, widescreen ed
ISBN: 9780788897924
Branch Call Number: KIDS DVD WIZ
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 98 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in


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May 24, 2019

It's very rare that a movie based on a TV series is a lot better, but that's what this Wizards movie has accomplished. I've seen the show more times than I can count and while I really like it, there are some time that it can become downright silly. Maybe it's the laugh track, but I liked this movie because it had no laugh track. Purely unintentional, Alex casts a spell on her parents when she wishes they had never met. I thought it was going to be predictable like the show can be, but I was very pleasantly surprised. There are some absolutely hilarious moments, and several touching ones. Very sweet scenes between Justin and Alex that was a nice departure from their constant bickering (all in fun of course) on the show. Awesome special effects, and a great sequence in "Indiana Jones" style. Be sure and check out the bonus features on the DVD, because the cast and crew show how the special effects were done, as well as some behind the scenes moments on the set. All in all this is a great movie and I hope they make more Wizard films. If you aren't sure about the show itself, check out this movie to get a great introduction to the characters.

Jun 23, 2017

This movie is about the Russo family from the Disney channel hit show, Wizards of Waverly Place. All teens who are Disney fans will love this magical movie. Alex and her mom get into a fight and Alex casts a spell that makes it so that her parents have never met - which also means that she, Justin, and Max were never born. Now Alex has to figure out a way to make them meet and fall in love before it’s too late. This movie is so suspenseful, action-packed, and emotional. There’s never a dull moment. 4/5 stars.
- @reginaphalange of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

Jul 28, 2014

L love it so much k watched it every single day

i really like this movie i watched it on family once but when i watched it on t.v i still was waitting till i get it from the libarary cause i was on a waiting list the movie was pritty good i can't say it was'tn good it was pritty good but i had to wait a long long long long long long longtime to get this movie i thought i'll get it over the summer when i'll have lots of time to watch movies but no i got it when school started ohwell at least i started and at least i had time to watch it after school when i came from the bus it is too bad you don't have the wizards of waverly place anymore but i got 1 book iwth my dad it was called number 4 in 2018 too Spellbound and now i got 2 books of this show on Sat June 16 2018 called number 2 Haywire and number 3 In Your Face i know i don't get them in order by the number they are hard to find i never seen these booksin stores that you had before but the Vamprer book i did i see in the book store and now i have All Mixed Up number 6 i got it yesterday Aug 18 2018 now i have Oh Brother number 7 i got that book yesterday Sept 27 2018 before my brothers brithday Thursday April 11 2019 i just got relative number 1and Top of the class number 5 i found the top of the class frist then Relative now i bought 2 books of Wizards of waverly place now i need now Super Switch and Wizards of waverly place movie

Dec 21, 2013

Hi um i can't bring it in today cuz im not finshed can i bring it on monday plz thx

mamiuno Jun 10, 2013

luv them brujoz..................

danixlh Jul 23, 2012

Awesome Movie!

mindlessbehavior143 Jun 22, 2012

i luvv dis movie it's da bomb. I like Alex she's so me.

Ólive Jun 21, 2012

best movie every i also love justin cuz he is funny and cute in the movie.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 20, 2012

rlly good movie and a great adventure!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 20, 2012

Alex Russo: Um, right, okay, um, but I, I don't know what to do. Um, Justin, help me, what spell do I use?

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 20, 2012

Justin Russo: This is a very VERY bad thing!

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 20, 2012

Alex Russo: The kids' gotta point.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 20, 2012

Max Russo: So, is this a good thing or a bad thing?

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 20, 2012

Justin Russo: Mom and Dad don't know each other and they don't know us!

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 20, 2012

Jerry Russo: A full wizard there can be but one. all power to a daughter or son. to an ancient battle transport us three where one will emerge in victory

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 20, 2012

Justin Russo: This is a very *very* bad thing!

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 20, 2012

Alex Russo: The kid's got a point.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 20, 2012

Max Russo: So is this a good thing or a bad thing?

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 20, 2012

Justin Russo: Mom and Dad don't know each other and they don't know us!

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SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 20, 2012

The entire Russo family—Alex (Selena Gomez), Justin (David Henrie), Max (Jake T. Austin), and their parents Jerry (David DeLuise) and Theresa (Maria Canals Barrera)—are preparing for a vacation to the Caribbean. Along the way they meet a street magician and former wizard (Steve Valentine) (who lost the full-wizard contest to his older brother) named Archie who wants to turn his girlfriend, Giselle, from a parrot back into a human by finding the Stone of Dreams, which has the power to grant any wish or reverse any spell. Jerry considers it crazy since many wizards have gone on the quest and never returned.
Later, after Alex was about to use a spell on her mother to convince her to let Alex hang out with a boy, she gets caught, grounded and forbidden to use magic. After a heated argument with Theresa, Alex, in a fit of rage, wishes that her parents had never met. The smuggled full-wizard wand and spell book, which Alex was holding at the time, grants her wish. As a result, Jerry and Theresa do not remember Justin, Alex, Max, and they don't know each other.


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