Wonderful World
Wonderful World (2010)

A pessimistic pothead struggles with his own cynicism after his Senegalese roommate is stricken ill and an insensitive municipal employee inadvertently exacerbates an already desperate situation. Ben Singer (Matthew Broderick) wanted to be… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 8, 2010
DVD Release Date: March 16, 2010
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Critic Score: 42% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Matthew Broderick gives an appealing performance and director Joshua Goldin's script contains unexpected bursts of honest emotion, but Wonderful World's good intentions can't make up for its lack of originality.

Dan Kois
Washington Post

If ... Wonderful World seem(s) a little tired, the film still has its own low-key pleasures, thanks to Broderick's restrained performance and a script that punctuates the inescapable saccharine of its storyline with tart little bursts of anger.

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James Berardinelli

Despite a film festival pedigree (it was shown at a number of local festivals on the 2009 circuit), the movie is so lightweight and inconsequential that a review seems almost superfluous.

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Jessica Baxter
Film Threat

Many of Ben's complaints are totally valid.

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A.O. Scott
At the Movies

While this movie is earnest and well-intentioned, it doesn't quite work.

John Hartl
Seattle Times

The movie itself is a little too tidy, a little too determined to convey a lesson, but the character sticks with you.

David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

There's ultimately little doubt that the movie is far more successful as a showcase for Broderick's stirring work than as a fully realized drama...

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Michael Phillips
At the Movies

Not quite good enough.

Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

It's all very sincere, but watching a dweebish depressive learn that Life Is Good is a lesson of diminishing returns.

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Tricia Olszewski
Washington City Paper

Matches every cliché with a bit of melodrama.

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Flixster Audience Score: 33% Flixster User Reviews
Cynthia S.
I really like this movie. I'm not the biggest Matthew Broderick fan, but I thought that he did an exceptional job in this nice little movie. I do wish that… More
CAST: Matthew Broderick, Jodelle Ferland, Michael Kenneth Williams, Sanaa Lathan, Jesse Tyler, Ally Walker, Philip Baker Hall DIRECTED BY: Josh Goldin… More
Thom Mirem
Lots of holes everywhere. I see where this film could have been really good and uplifting, but it fails to really concentrate on much, scattering about and… More