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The Great New Wonderful (2005)

R  |   |  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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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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Rated R for language and some sexuality | See all certifications »
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$500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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

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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 »

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David: [discussing his son] I mean, deep down he's a good kid.
Allison: He's actually a great kid.
Mr. Peersall: No, he's actually a selfish, incorrigible monster with a heart made out of shit and splinters.
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Lightly, politely and subtly dictates post 9/11 NYC
11 September 2006 | by (SoFla, UsA) – See all my reviews

Decent, if not altogether powerful ensemble dramady is a subtle ode to the struggling inhabitants of NYC one year after 9/11, and is being released onto video five years later for the rest of the country to collectively grieve with. Though the film subtly uses the tragedy as a psychological backdrop to tell of these five eclectic character's personal dilemmas, the writer smartly abstains from any preaching of blatant and exploitive content when exploring this aftermath through his different voices, allowing for each conflict to become it's own theme. While the movie does take some time to build speed, eventually the lighthearted catharsis it was going for does spill forth, no doubt helped in part by the strong supporting cast. This is the perfect film for people who are still convinced they are too traumatized to watch anything clearly depicting September 11th, but by now feel the need to witness some sort of emotional connection, creatively, with that day.


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