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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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$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 »

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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 »

Quotes

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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done just right
29 April 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Saw this at the Tribeca Film Festival and didn't know what to expect. After all I had heard that it was a " 9-11 comedy". Nonetheless, I was REALLY impressed with how the entire movie was done. The writing and the performances were both top notch. I HIGHLY recommend this movie. It is based around 9-11 but side steps going for the jugular on the subject. All the actors were great, especially Maggie Gylenahaal and Tony Shaloub. Gim Gaffigan is also amazing. He attended the screening and jokingly told us that he was lucky Phillip Seymour Hoffman turned down his role. Too true. The movie showed just the right amount of sensitivity. Check it out.


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