Wonderland
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The members of a British working-class family see their lives starting to come apart as the Nation prepares to celebrate Guy Fawkes Day (named for an anarchist who tried to blow up Parliament) in Michael Winterbottom's drama Wonderland. Eileen (Kika Markham) and Bill (Jack Shepherd) are a married couple with four grown children. Bill has lost his job and is drifting through life, unsure of what to do. He's also having sexual problems with Eileen, who is being driven insane by their noisy neighbors. Neither Bill nor Eileen have seen their son Darren (Enzo Cilenti) for a long time, and… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 63%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Wonderland is well crafted from the editing to the acting, but it often feels like a television pilot for a calculatedly hip soap opera."
‑ Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail
"We've frankly heard it all before."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"A consistently bewitching experience."
‑ Xan Brooks, Sight and Sound
"Convincingly conveys the loneliness and the alienation of life in a modern city."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Despite the often-unappealing subject matter, however, the film remains compelling."
‑ Rachel Sanders, Apollo Guide
"The film's realistic approach to storytelling and the strong performances mesh well with Winterbottom's stylistic flourishes."
‑ David Hunter, Hollywood Reporter
"These are just a bunch of junkies killing each other and the aftermath."
‑ Eric Lurio, Greenwich Village Gazette
"The acting is as good as it can be under the strictures of the script; unfortunately there's not much to be done with this property."
‑ Jean Lowerison, San Diego Metropolitan
"[Winterbottom's] direction finds the small pockets of warmth in a chilly climate."
‑ Chuck Rudolph, Matinee Magazine
"Wonderland's finest asset is its cast..."
‑ Carlo Cavagna, AboutFilm.com
"Winterbottom and his cast make the characters' individual journeys involving and rewarding."
‑ Michael Dequina, TheMovieReport.com
"The 'oh, wow' irony of the street name seems to be the prime rationale for 'Wonderland' ..."
‑ John Beifuss, Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
"Wonderland is a modest tale, but one that leaves a lingering sense of sweet hope in its wake."
‑ Margaret A. McGurk, Cincinnati Enquirer
"Arrestingly beautiful; you can practically get drunk on its fusion of movement, color, light and sound."
‑ Peter Henne, Film Journal International
"It's a wonderful feature debut script by Laurence Coriat, inspired by Robert Altman's Short Cuts and with a less sprawling nod to Magnolia."
‑ Elias Savada, Nitrate Online
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