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Next Stop Wonderland (1998)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  21 August 1998 (USA)
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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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Erin Castleton
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Sean
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Cricket
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Rick
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Berit
Diane Beckett ...
Seana
Jeremy Geidt ...
Bookseller
Alan Gelfant ...
Alan Monteiro
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Aquarium Volunteer
Luz Alexandra Ramos ...
Thalia (as Luz Alexandra)
Emma Shaw ...
Bailey
Kemp Harris ...
Ben
Neil Gustafson ...
Yuri Spinov
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Piper Castleton
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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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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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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$123,055 (USA) (21 August 1998)

Gross:

$3,386,698 (USA) (13 November 1998)
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One of the last scenes in the film, with Andre on the airplane, was filmed several months after the initial completion of the film. The scene was added because test audiences reacted badly to Erin standing-up Andre at the end of the film. The intention of the scene was to show that Andre was not a nice guy (as he had been throughout the film) and remove any sympathy viewers had for him. The fact that this scene was filmed so much later also explains why Andre's hair is significantly different in that scene than in the rest of the film. See more »

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The level of wine in Erin's glass, when she is dining with the Brazilian. See more »

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Personal Ad Respondent: I'm a temp. But that's not, like, a permanent thing.
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Great Date Movie
21 September 1998 | by (Washington, DC) – See all my reviews

Just saw this last night, while on a "date"...and I'm glad that I listened to my friends who recommended it. This is a PERFECT date movie. Enough of a romantic comedy to put you in that oh-wouldn't-it-be-great-to-be-in-love mood, but unpredictable and un-corny enough to slip away from the usual Hollywood trappings. I won't ruin it for anyone, but the "linoleum moment" was priceless, and Hope Davis is terrific. I'm renting "The Daytrippers" this weekend.


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