On Coney Island in the 1950s, a lifeguard tells the story of a middle-aged carousel operator, his beleaguered wife, and the visitor who turns their lives upside-down.

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Woody Allen

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Woody Allen
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Justin Timberlake ... Mickey
Juno Temple ... Carolina
Robert C. Kirk ... Boardwalk Vendor
Kate Winslet ... Ginny
Jim Belushi ... Humpty
Jack Gore ... Richie
Tommy Nohilly ... Humpty's Friend
Tony Sirico ... Angelo
Steve Schirripa ... Nick (as Steven R. Schirripa)
John Doumanian John Doumanian ... Ruby's Bartender
Tom Guiry ... Flirtatious Man at Ruby's (as Thomas Guiry)
Max Casella ... Fishing Buddy
Gregory Dann ... Fishing Buddy
Bobby Slayton ... Fishing Buddy
Michael Zegarski ... Fishing Buddy
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In the hustle and bustle of 1950s Coney Island, where the buzzing crowd comes and goes trudging slowly over the wooden boardwalks, silent stories of the everyday toilers who give life to the attraction unfold. Somewhere in a clam bar, there's the sad waitress Ginny, a one-time actress and now a suffering wife who's been given a second chance by the side of the well-intentioned but uncouth carousel operator, Humpty. On the other hand, there's Humpty's 26-year-old estranged daughter, Carolina, who left the familial nest and a preordained future seeking adventure as a mobster's wife; only to return home with her wings broken, begging for forgiveness. And from the lifeguard's high tower, where all is in plain sight, the young and charming lifesaver and hopeful playwright, Mickey, is the inadvertent but potent catalyst that binds everything together. Shattered dreams, reckless love and betrayal, all under the bright lights of Coney Island. Written by Nick Riganas

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Drama | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for thematic content including some sexuality, language and smoking | See all certifications »

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Cinematographer Vittorio Storaro created a contrasting color scheme between the two main female characters. Ginny has a warmer red/orange palette resembling the sun and symbolizing her attachment to the past. For Carolina, lighter shades of blue were used, symbolically linking her to the future in accordance with the "magic hour," the time between the sun setting and the moon rising. See more »

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The Chinese Scholar's Garden in Staten Island did not open until 1999. See more »

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Mickey: [narrating] Coney Island, 1950's. The beach, the boardwalk. Once a luminous jewel, but growing relentlessly seedier as the tides roll in and out. Summers I work here on Bay 7. Comes the fall, I'm a student at New York University going for my Master's in European drama. I'm Mickey Rubin. Poetic by nature. I harbor dreams of being a writer. A writer of truly great plays, so I can one day surprise everyone and turn out a profound masterpiece.
Mickey: [to the camera] Anyhow. Let me get to the ...
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Red Roses for a Blue Lady
Composed by Roy C. Bennett & Sid Tepper
Performed by Vaughn Monroe and His Orchestra
Courtesy of RCA Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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A good thriller with female agenda of conflict and love.......
7 November 2017 | by kashidomarSee all my reviews

Good to see kate winslet finally in a role that has snatched every aspect of her acting ability successfully. Earlier in October i saw the movie " Mountain between Us" in the hope that after a long time i will be able to see something good from kate. But you all know it was disappointing. So at the start i was not so much positive about kate in this movie. But soon i realize she has done a descent job as a wife of carousel operator, as a secret lover of a lifeguard and a opposition of a teenage love mind seeking the same man for love.

Apart from kate other actors and actresses has also done well. The plot set against an Amusement park in Coney Island is real good and it has got good depth in both writing and executing emotions from them.

The time of the plot was in 1950.Always like to see those past times,their existing fashions, motions,life styles,thoughts and backgrounds in films.

Over all a good drama or thriiler you can say that has ability to capture you and your thoughts. Only faults can be said are it is not a fast movie with lot of incidents happening rather it is a movie of friction between minds with a descent angle where you will slowly sink into the moving waves of it.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 December 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Wonder Wheel See more »

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Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$125,570, 3 December 2017

Gross USA:

$1,404,061

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$15,889,124
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