Next Stop Wonderland
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An independent romantic comedy, Next Stop, Wonderland (1998) made headlines at the Sundance Film Festival when it became the object of a bidding war, ultimately won by Miramax Pictures to the tune of $6 million. Hope Davis stars as Erin Castleton, a night-shift nurse who's cruelly dumped by her boyfriend Sean (Philip Seymour Hoffman), a political activist. When her mother Piper (Holland Taylor) places a wildly inaccurate personals ad in the local paper, Erin is at first enraged, but then becomes curious. After she dates a variety of men who are all wrong for her, she meets Andre (Jose… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 74%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Next Stop, Wonderland isn't really much more than a beautifully acted, finely edited sitcom, but it creates and sustains an intelligent, seriocomic mood better than any recent film about the urban single life."
‑ Stephen Holden, New York Times
"Brad Anderson's stylish and original romantic comedy features a wonderful performance from Hope Davis."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Probably the only film you'll see in a long time that affirms solitude as a perfect milieu for nurturing love."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Gelfant is impeccable!"
‑ Lawrence Toppman, Charlotte Observer
"What distinguishes Wonderland are its independent touches -- an unusual soundtrack featuring mainly samba music, wide-ranging cultural references, and a production that is ensemble- rather than star-driven."
‑ Gary Thompson, Philadelphia Daily News
"A sweetly seductive romantic comedy!"
‑ Ruthe Stein, San Francisco Chronicle
"While I wouldn't say it revolutionizes the chick flick, it's certainly more clever and endurable than most of them."
‑ Brian Mckay,
"Wonderland is a rather sugary romance film that is as subtle as a ton of Domino sugar cubes falling on top of you."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Hope Davis shines!"
‑ , Oregonian
"Slight as it is, Wonderland charms."
‑ , E! Online
"There's not much to stop for in Wonderland."
‑ Jeff Millar, Houston Chronicle
"What makes the movie work is the character of Erin, easily one of the most interesting and involving creations, male or female, of the past year."
‑ Ethan Alter, Film Journal International
"Brad Anderson was so enamored of the parallel-story device that he lost sight of the fact that BOTH stories need to be good"
‑ Carlo Cavagna,
"Davis is the main attraction of the movie. She looks like a delicate flower, but she's smart and sarcastic!"
‑ Chris Hewitt (St. Paul), St. Paul Pioneer Press
"Cheerful, accomplished and straightforwardly commercial, Next Stop Wonderland is basically the second best version of "Sleepless in Seattle" ever made!"
‑ Ray Greene, Boxoffice Magazine
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