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Wonderland (1999)

R | | Drama | 14 January 2000 (UK)
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There's little wonder in the working-class lives of Bill, Eileen, and their three grown daughters. They're lonely Londoners. Nadia, a cafe waitress, places personal ads, looking for love; ... See full summary »

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Laurence Coriat
1 win & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Shirley Henderson ... Debbie
Gina McKee ... Nadia
Molly Parker ... Molly
Ian Hart ... Dan
John Simm ... Eddie
Stuart Townsend ... Tim
Kika Markham ... Eileen
Jack Shepherd ... Bill
Enzo Cilenti ... Darren
Sarah-Jane Potts ... Melanie
David Fahm David Fahm ... Franklyn
Ellen Thomas ... Donna
Peter Marfleet Peter Marfleet ... Jack
Nathan Constance Nathan Constance ... Alex
Anton Saunders ... Danny
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There's little wonder in the working-class lives of Bill, Eileen, and their three grown daughters. They're lonely Londoners. Nadia, a cafe waitress, places personal ads, looking for love; Debbie, a single mom, entertains men at the hair salon after hours; her son spends part of the weekend with her ex, a man with a hair-trigger temper. Molly is expecting her first baby and the child's father acts as if the responsibility is too much for him. Eileen is bitter, complaining about her husband and the dog next door; Bill's a doormat. His West Indian neighbor offers him a drink; her own grown son locks himself in his room most of the time. Will anyone connect during this Guy Fawkes weekend? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Everybody's looking for something.

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some strong sexuality, and for language | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 January 2000 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Csodaország See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$38,947, 30 July 2000

Gross USA:

$414,254

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$414,254
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Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The scenes where Dan takes his son to a football match were filmed at Selhurst Park, the ground of Crystal Palace in a 1-1 draw against Birmingham City on 6 February 1999. See more »

Quotes

Nadia: I like to think of me self as independent, honest, self-aware, and I'd like to meet someone looking for friendship and- and possible romance.
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References Elizabeth (1998) See more »

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Runaground
Written by Tim Booth, Jim Glennie (as James Glennie), David Baynton-Power,
Saul Davies and Mark Hunter
Performed by James
Recording Courtesy of Mercury Records Limited (London)
© 1998 Polygram Music Publishing Ltd
Licensed by kind permission from Polymedia Film & TV Licensing UK, a Universal Music Company
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Scarred people
11 November 2004 | by CGA_SoupdragonSee all my reviews

This isn't a cute film. It's no "Notting Hill", that's for sure. How London has been portrayed in this film is no advert for the place. Cold, nervous, loud, lonely. This is London. Warts and all. Shot in an eerie, lonely manner the film deals with individuals, whose lives have criss-crossed (or ultimately will).

I suppose at the hub of the film is a tired train-wreck of a marriage between two upper middle-aged people. The mother, unable to show affection, unable to give anything at all, and a father who keeps the act up, while hurting deep down. He's popular with the neighbors, his wife is aggressive, spiteful and is in denial of what a couch-potato she has become.

They have four children, all "adults". Three girls and a son, of whom they have very sparse contact (the father dotes, and longs for him). It's in the lives and relationships of the three daughters that the film is centered. All of whom have scars from their up-bringing. I presume the mother's problems have been handed over to the girls. One, a young mother, has difficulty showing affection to her son. Another constantly on the look out for someone to love her. It's very, very agonizing. The third daughter is heavily pregnant, and is in a relationship with a guy who has problems of his own.

Gritty. Scary and ultimately warm. (Well a few degrees above 0 Kelvin, anyway).

I found it very interesting. Makes one think.


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