The Great New Wonderful (2005)
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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 for him from their professional careers and their mutual attraction to each other; A mentally troubled man, Sandie, must decide whether his therapist does or does not deserve to get his head smashed; Watch how these people face their respective fates on September 11, 2002.
Civilization and its discontents. September, 2002; five stories in New York City. An older woman lives in a wordless marriage with her TV-watching husband; she reconnects with a man from her high school and sees new possibilities. A brittle maker of expensive cakes tastes the bitter fruits of competition. Two Indian security guards interact: one is a constant flirt, the other an irritable bully. An employee who has lost colleagues is interviewed over several days by a pushy and unorthodox psychologist. A couple faces financial problems while their overweight son exhibits more and more problematic behavior. What's behind the ennui and unhappiness? Are the stories at all connected?
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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