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Wonderful World (2009)

R | | Drama, Romance | 2009 (USA)
Ben Singer has his cynical worldview darkened by his roommate Ibu's sudden medical situation, though the arrival of Ibu's sister, Khadi, might remedy both men's ills.

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(as Josh Goldin)

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Ibu
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Cyril
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Sandra
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Eliza
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Cassie
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Leon (as Zacharias E. Foppe)
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Maxine - Cyril's Daughter
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Doug
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McRory
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Ben is a failed children's folk singer and less-than-extraordinary weekend dad. Deeply cynical, Ben's sole pleasure in life is derived from chess games with his Senegalese roommate Ibou. When Ibou is suddenly struck ill and an insensitive municipal employee exacerbates the emergency situation, Ben's pessimistic world view seems unequivocally confirmed. But when Ibou's sister Khadi takes his place in their apartment, what starts as an awkward living arrangement becomes something more, and Ben finds that cynicism may be all a matter of perspective. Written by Anonymous

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Happiness is a state of mind See more »

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Drama | Romance

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Rated R for language, some drug use and sexual content | See all certifications »

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2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Csodálatos világ  »

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$4,582 (USA) (10 January 2010)

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$8,622 (USA) (17 January 2010)
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Joshua Goldin's directorial debut. See more »

Goofs

In the opening scene the actor bringing everyone drinks is drinking from his cup while he holds another cup (for his friend) in the same hand. This would spilled the contents of that cup on his face; if there was anything in it. See more »

Quotes

Ibu: Maybe you should look at the world as your friend.
Ben Singer: Yeah, as soon as I see fish falling from the sky.
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Going Down Fannin Street
Written by Dan Zanes
Performed by Dan Zanes
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Very sweet and inspiring film.
15 May 2010 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I found this film to very well written and directed. The story is about the life we all lead and all its obstacles, which are superbly edited to show them to us, but not too grimly.

It pats you on the back relatively quickly with elements that seem extraordinary but really are natural phenomenons and not to be taken seriously. It generously shows how seeing the world in such a way can impact harshly on you, but how you still learn from the experience.

It grasps upon the warmth and clarity that can be gained from truly compatible relationships when looking at the world through these eyes, in this way, it presents a seek and you shall find attitude.

The ending is... well when you find the end, there will be the beginning. One of my favorite films.


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