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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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Erin Castleton
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Sean
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Cricket
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Rick
Pamela Hart ...
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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Being alone is fine. Being alone together is perfect. 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:

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

Gross:

$3,386,698 (USA) (13 November 1998)
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Trivia

The title refers to a stop on the MBTA (Boston's public transit system, a.k.a. "The T"). The stop is at the Wonderland Greyhound Park racetrack, which is the last stop on the Blue Line. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Personal Ad Respondent: I'm a temp. But that's not, like, a permanent thing.
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Referenced in The Insider (1999) See more »

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Baia
Performed by Walter Wanderley
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Next stop joy land
9 June 2005 | by (Brazil) – See all my reviews

I was surprised by my own reaction to this movie. I felt the loneliness and anxiety that the characters demonstrate. The movie really catch me and became one of my favorites. The wait for the meeting between a nurse and a plumber gave us several moments of pure joy by the intelligence in those takes. As a Brazilian person I have to say that the soundtrack is delicious. We have here some sweet pieces of Bossa nova that harmonically fit in to the story and give us unforgettable moments in the movie. And what about that friendly baloonfish? Its already a character apart. I certainly recommend this movie to the ones who demand a reflective story about human anxieties admirably conduced by sensitive and intelligent Brad Anderson. Thanks, Brad, for the experience.


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