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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Erin Castleton
... Sean
... Cricket
... Rick
Pamela Hart ... Berit
Diane Beckett ... Seana
Jeremy Geidt ... Bookseller
Alan Gelfant ... Alan Monteiro
Dave Gilloran ... Aquarium Volunteer
Luz Alexandra Ramos ... Thalia (as Luz Alexandra)
Emma Shaw ... Bailey
Kemp Harris ... Ben
Neil Gustafson ... Yuri Spinov
... Piper Castleton
... 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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Dating is like a box of chocolates...you never know what you're going to get. Some are sweet, some are nuts and some are truly wonderful. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Bac Films [France] (French)

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Release Date:

21 August 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Last Train to Wonderland  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$123,055, 23 August 1998, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$3,386,698, 15 November 1998
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1.85 : 1
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Though the film cost a mere $1 million to make, it was purchased by Miramax for a staggering $6 million after a bidding war broke out amongst studios at the Sundance Film Festival. 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

Personal Ad Respondent: I'm a temp. But that's not, like, a permanent thing.
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Referenced in The Insider (1999) See more »

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Mas Que Nada
Written by Jorge Ben Jor (as Jorge Ben)
Performed by Tamba Trio
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Great Views of Boston, my Home Town!!!
30 November 1999 | by See all my reviews

Take a tour through some gorgeous Boston sights, even some kinda grubby under the (soon-to-be-erased by the Big Dig) elevated streets. I loved the Puffer-fish in our wonderful New England aquarium. And is this Gelfant guy sexy-----whoah!!! The sight of him and the flirty student he's mentoring eating each other up on the whale-watching boat was OUTSTANDING!! With all his obvious knowledge of the girl's crush and her wiley ways, he STILL gives into the animal chemistry in a surprising rush. I am SO tired of obviously phony kisses onscreen that this one caught me off-guard.

If you've ever done a dating ad thing, you'll empathize with the heroine's disgust at the pitiful and revolting lines of the many 'candidates' she meets. When one lowers his pseudo-intellectual facade long enough for you to see the human being behind, you want to scream, "Why didn't you show THIS part of yourself to her before you lost the chance?" Of course, the 3-way bet by the scum bums ends well as they get their just desserts. The well-meaning but meddling mother behind it all who placed the ad is well-written and well-played.

It's enough to watch the superb photography to buy this movie, but the many boy-girl angles portrayed also make it worthwhile. It could have been entitled, "What Not to Do on a First Date". I own it and am looking forward to giving it to my unmarried son as a tutorial. I also lend it out to people I want to lure to Boston.


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