Next Stop Wonderland (1998)


Next_stop_wonderland“Brazil… that’s way past Medford.” – Cab Driver

Number of Times Seen – 1 (13 May 2015)

Brief Synopsis – A young nurse living in Boston who is unlucky in love decided to take a chance when her mother places a personals ad in the paper for her.

My Take on it – It’s interesting that this movie is classified as a rom-com or just a pure comedy because it deals with serious adult subject matters about relationships without much humor.

The story itself is ok, but it is dragged on for so long by taking small steps in introducing the characters and how they are all connected to each other.

This prolonged exposition makes certain scenes feel quite boring because you just want it to get somewhere.

The characters themselves all have little to no chemistry and I didn’t care about any of them.

The most sympathetic character is Hope Davis’, and even she feels like a huge cliche.

Bottom Line – No chemistry what-so-ever between any of the characters. Slow burning romance that really takes its time introducing the characters and the setting making it feel quite boring thru certain scenes. Davis is the only character who is even remotely interesting and she feels like too much of a cliche.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Though the film cost a mere $1 million to make, it was purchased by Miramax for a staggering $6 million after a bidding war broke out amongst studios at the Sundance Film Festival. (From IMDB)

Rating – BAFTA Worthy

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