... and I DO mean magical. But then why not, the script is the work of Jacques Prevert who enjoyed nothing more than dabbling in fantasy - see: Les Portes de la nuit, Les Visiteurs du soir if you don't believe me - and the direction is by his kid brother, Pierre. This was the third and last time the brothers worked together and Voyage Surprise is a worthy follow up to Adieu, Leonard, three years earlier. With the possible exception of Martine Carol - who featured in the odd soft-porn like Caroline Cherie and later played Lola Montes for Ophuls - virtually the entire cast is unknown outside France and that is the world outside France's loss because every last eccentric is worth ten Tom Cruises. If I told you the plot you wouldn't believe it (as I wouldn't if you told it to me) so suffice it to say that an old man realizes a lifelong ambition to host a 'Mystery Tour' in a custom-built bus that might have been designed by the guests at the Mad Hatter's tea party to transport the denizens of Wonderland through the looking glass and into the 'real' world of 1947. That should be sufficient to tell you if this is your kind of movie or not; if 'yes' then you'll Delight in its myriad wonders, if 'no' get well soon.