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Wonderful World (2010)

Wonderful World

Overview


Genre

Drama, Romance

Release Date

January 08, 2010 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

R

Duration

89 min.

Studio

Magnolia Pictures

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Cast and Crew


Director

Joshua Goldin

Producer

Miranda Bailey, Matthew Leutwyler, Glenn Williamson

Screenwriter

Joshua Goldin

Starring

Story


A bittersweet comedy about families, friends and a frivolous fight against corporate institutions, Matthew Broderick ("Finding Amanda", "The Producers") plays Ben Singer, a failed children's folk singer, a newly unemployed proofreader and an every-other-weekend dad to his young daughter (Jodelle Ferland), who prefers pretty much anything to listening to her dad's pessimistic ramblings.

Struggling in all aspects of his life, Ben's only comforts come from smoking marijuana alone and regular chess games with his smart and opinionated Senegalese roommate Ibou (Michael Kenneth Williams, "The Wire," "The Road"). When Ibou is suddenly struck ill and an insensitive municipal employee exacerbates the emergency situation, Ben pours his energy into a lawsuit against the city for depraved indifference. Ben's life begins to turn around with the arrival of Ibou's beautiful and sexy sister Khadi (Sanaa Lathan, "The Family That Preys") from Senegal, who moves into Ibou's room in Ben's apartment. As Ben suspects that it is his own cynicism corroding the beauty around him, he realizes that it's all a matter of perspective.

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“.."Wonderful World" brings a refreshing lack of sentimentality..”
by Frank Scheck [Hollywood Reporter]
“.."Wonderful World" is a gentle-natured and firmly upbeat affair despite the glum young fogy at its core..”
by Amy Biancolli [San Francisco Chronicle]
“.."Wonderful World" reaches beyond its grasp..”
by Brian Orndorf [BrianOrndorf.com]