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The Great New Wonderful (2005)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Romance  -  22 April 2005 (USA)
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The Great New Wonderful weaves five stories against the backdrop of an anxious and uncertain post-9-11 New York City.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Judy Hillerman (segment "Judy's Story")
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Sandie (segment "Sandie's Story")
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Allison Burbage (segment "David and Allison's Story")
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Emme Keeler (segment "Emme's Story")
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Davie Burbage (segment "David and Allison's Story") (as Tom McCarthy)
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Satish (segment "Avi and Satish's Story")
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Avinash aka "Avi" (segment "Avi and Satish's Story")
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Dr. Trabulous (segment "Sandie's Story")
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Principal Peersall (segment "David and Allison's Story")
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Jerry Binder (segment "Judy's Story")
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Danny Keeler (segment "Emme's Story")
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Clayton (segment "Emme's Story")
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Lainie (segment "Judy's Story")
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Julie Driscoll (segment "Emme's Story")
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Safarah Polsky (segment "Emme's Story")
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Avinash alias Avi and his partner Satish are Manhattan-based Security guards, hired in the wake of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in New York. They have now been assigned to ensure the protection of a visiting Indian General, Ganjee. While Avi is a flirt, and of a cheerful disposition, Satish is quite grouchy, wrestling with personal and family problems. During their time together Avi will confess to Satish of his having sex with another woman and the consequences he must face. Emme Keeler caters to the rich and wealthy by making cakes and desserts, she must face up to facts especially when her closest competitor, Safarah Polsky, is on the verge of suicide; Judy Hillerman lives a routine and mundane life with her husband, Henry, and does feel like throttling him and tossing him over their 10th floor balcony; David and Burbage and his wife, Allison, must now accept that their overweight son, David, does have issues that need to be addressed, that is if they ever find time ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Rebuilding is a process.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for language and some sexuality | See all certifications »
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22 April 2005 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$39,712 (USA) (23 June 2006)

Gross:

$150,071 (USA) (22 September 2006)
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WILHELM SCREAM: Heard on TV. See more »

Goofs

Avi says that the Mall of America in Minneapolis is the largest mall in the world. Actually, at the time of the store, CentralWorld Mall in Thailand is larger, opening in 1990. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Sandie - Dr. Trabulous' patient: I think I'm lost.
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References Oh! Calcutta! (1972) See more »

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p.t.s.d.
18 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Great New Wonderful is about several groups of people all living in NY after 9/11 and running up to the first anniversary 9/11/2002. Each group has their own demons to deal with, seemingly as a result of the memories of 9/11, but the film doesn't deal directly with the event itself. You get to know the characters and how ordinary their lives are and then things get kind of wacky as the first anniversary approaches. More of a drama than a comedy, this film is technically top notch, but it is emotionally heavy, almost smothering. Perhaps it's best to stay away from films released in Sept to avoid getting beaten down by the heavy and repetitive themes of overt sadness and ptsd.


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