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Next Stop Wonderland (1998)

An unlucky in love nurse finds her life taking a detour when her mother places a personals ad in the paper, while on the other side of Boston, a plumber is trying to change careers.

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Pamela Hart ...
Berit
Diane Beckett ...
Seana
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Dave Gilloran ...
Aquarium Volunteer
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Thalia (as Luz Alexandra)
Emma Shaw ...
Bailey
Kemp Harris ...
Ben
Neil Gustafson ...
Yuri Spinov
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Candice (as Katherine Kerr)
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Storyline

Erin is a nurse and her longtime boyfriend has dumped her. Her mother Piper places a personal ad for her. Meanwhile the film follows the life of Alan, a volunteer at a local aquarium who dreams of becoming a marine biologist. Will their paths cross? Written by Anonymous

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Love is the Destination. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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21 August 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Last Train to Wonderland  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$123,055, 23 August 1998, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$3,386,698, 15 November 1998
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The "airport station" stop shown in the film is actually the Wood Island station on the Blue MBTA line. The actual Airport station is one stop before. See more »

Goofs

The MBTA (subway) map at the beginning of the film is wrong. It also doesn't correspond to the subway route used in the movie. The conductor says the next stop inbound is Aquarium from Airport. The map says the next stop should be Maverick (which it is, in real life). See more »

Quotes

Erin Castleton: But wouldn't you say that consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds?
Alan: Well, actually, its "a foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds." That's Ralph Waldo Emerson.
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Connections

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Mas Que Nada
Written by Jorge Ben Jor (as Jorge Ben)
Performed by Tamba Trio
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Next Stop Wonderland
11 May 2005 | by See all my reviews

This film is exactly how romance was meant to be portrayed on film. Love leaves you vulnerable, completely exposed, mad, and yet it is all worth the road where it takes us. This movie shows you that road for two people, and paints it so beautifully. It has been a long time that I have laughed at moments so familiar. This movie takes us places we've all been, or where we are right now. I am so angry at my friends for never telling me about this movie. I found it on the IFC channel today 5/11/05. This movie ranks in my book up there for romance movies w/Say Anything, Frankie and Johnny, and A Little Bit of Romance. Watch this film, it'll enlighten you and make you smile. Now who doesn't want to smile?


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