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Next Stop Wonderland (1998)

An unlucky in love nurse finds her life taking a detour when her mother places a personals ad in the paper, while on the other side of Boston, a plumber is trying to change careers.

Director:

Brad Anderson
3 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hope Davis ... Erin Castleton
Philip Seymour Hoffman ... Sean
Callie Thorne ... Cricket
Ken Cheeseman ... Rick
Pamela Hart Pamela Hart ... Berit
Diane Beckett Diane Beckett ... Seana
Jeremy Geidt Jeremy Geidt ... Bookseller
Alan Gelfant ... Alan Monteiro
Dave Gilloran Dave Gilloran ... Aquarium Volunteer
Luz Alexandra Ramos Luz Alexandra Ramos ... Thalia (as Luz Alexandra)
Emma Shaw Emma Shaw ... Bailey
Kemp Harris Kemp Harris ... Ben
Neil Gustafson Neil Gustafson ... Yuri Spinov
Holland Taylor ... Piper Castleton
E. Katherine Kerr ... Candice (as Katherine Kerr)
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Storyline

Erin is a nurse and her longtime boyfriend has dumped her. Her mother Piper places a personal ad for her. Meanwhile the film follows the life of Alan, a volunteer at a local aquarium who dreams of becoming a marine biologist. Will their paths cross? Written by Anonymous

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A new comedy for the incurable romantic in all of us. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

One of the last scenes in the film, with Andre on the airplane, was filmed several months after the initial completion of the film. The scene was added because test audiences reacted badly to Erin standing-up Andre at the end of the film. The intention of the scene was to show that Andre was not a nice guy (as he had been throughout the film) and remove any sympathy viewers had for him. The fact that this scene was filmed so much later also explains why Andre's hair is significantly different in that scene than in the rest of the film. See more »

Goofs

The MBTA (subway) map at the beginning of the film is wrong. It also doesn't correspond to the subway route used in the movie. The conductor says the next stop inbound is Aquarium from Airport. The map says the next stop should be Maverick (which it is, in real life). See more »

Quotes

Andre de Silva: It was a pleasure having you care for me...
Erin Castleton: You should have said it was a pain in the ass. An American would have.
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Connections

Referenced in Jersey Girl (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

One Note Samba/The Girl from Ipanema
Written by Antonio Carlos Jobim, Newton Mendonca, Vinicius de Moraes and Norman Gimbel
Performed by Bebel Gilberto and Vinícius Cantuária
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Boy almost doesn't meet girl
5 February 2005 | by helpless_dancerSee all my reviews

Spiffy little romance/comedy which didn't follow in the footsteps of most in this genre. Perfectly paced with nice doses of nifty dialogue, a plethora of all sorts of characters, and a pair of leading players who came off as real people with the same needs as all of us. The leading lady was torn between her need for a mate and her distaste for all the hubbub that such a search entails. The leading man didn't appear to need a mate as much as he needed to shuck his routine job in favor of the more interesting marine biologist. This, at times, paled in comparison to his money problems and having to deal with a shady character and his muscle bound crony lurking menacingly just behind. Good film, and you'll love that aquarium.


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Details

Official Sites:

Bac Films [France] (French)

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 August 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Last Train to Wonderland See more »

Filming Locations:

Boston, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$123,055, 23 August 1998

Gross USA:

$3,395,581

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,395,581
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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