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Wonderland
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 49 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: February 20, 2001
  • Originally Released: 2000
  • Label: Universal Studios
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Single Side - Single Layer
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 2.35
  • Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 2.35
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Film Highlights
    • Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Text/Photo Galleries:
    • Production Notes
    • Biographies: Cast & Crew

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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 3,139
We've frankly heard it all before. Full Review
Combustible Celluloid
Dec 14, 2007
Rating: 1.5/4 -- The 'oh, wow' irony of the street name seems to be the prime rationale for 'Wonderland' ...
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
Oct 27, 2003
Rating: 3/4 -- Wonderland is well crafted from the editing to the acting, but it often feels like a television pilot for a calculatedly hip soap opera.
Globe and Mail
Apr 25, 2003
A beautiful, surprisingly uplifting movie.
Film.com
Jan 1, 2000
...WONDERLAND is an intimate, affecting family drama with a homespun feel that often surprises with its ability to move the viewer in simple ways... -- 4 out of 5 stars
Box Office
Jul 1, 1999
...Ms. McKee and David Fahm are intriguing...
New York Times
Jul 28, 2000
...WONDERLAND offers an intriguing and exciting glimpse into the lives of a London family....This is exemplary...
Total Film
Aug 1, 2000

Product Description:

Set in present-day London, Michael Winterbottom's WONDERLAND follows each of three generations of a family through one wintry November weekend during the city's traditional Bonfire Night celebration. Their respective places in life--from that of the mildly unhappy, aging parents (Kika Markham, Jack Shephard) to those of the three searching daughters and estranged son (Shirley Henderson, Gina McKee, Molly Parker, Enzo Cilenti) to that of their young grandson--weave together in a vivid kaliedescope that is simultaneaously invigorating, depressing, challenging, and endearing.

Winterbottom's choice to film WONDERLAND on location in the pubs and streets of London in super-16mm, with a hand-held camera and natural lighting, gives the film a realism that is at once tragic and honest. Added to this is the entire cast, who embody their characters so completely that one might forget they're even acting. Michael Nyman's despondently blissful score appears under the sped up and slowed down images of a dreary London, boldly expressing the characters' inner melancholy, making WONDERLAND a film that retains a glimmer of hope even at its bleakest moments.

Plot Synopsis:

Michael Winterbottom's WONDERLAND is a grittily realistic drama that follows the members of one South London family over the course of a four day period. The parents, Eileen (Kika Markham) and Bill (Jack Shepherd), are defeated, weary rivals whose relationship has all but disintegrated. Their children are not much better off: Debbie (Shirley Henderson) is a foul-mouthed hairdresser with an eleven-year-old son, Jack (Peter Marfleet); Molly (Molly Parker) is about to have a baby with Eddie (John Simm), who has just become unemployed; and Nadia (Gina McKee) is a lonely waitress who has stooped to meeting prospective mates through the personals. As the weekend unfolds, the sisters walk through the sad streets of London, waiting for happiness to return to their lives.
Winterbottom's choice to film WONDERLAND on location in the pubs and streets of London in super-16mm, with a hand-held camera and natural lighting, gives the film a realism that is at once tragic and honest. Added to this is the entire cast, who embody their characters so completely that one might forget they're even acting. Michael Nyman's despondently blissful score appears under the sped up and slowed down images of a dreary London, boldly expressing the characters' inner melancholy, making WONDERLAND a film that retains a glimmer of hope even at its bleakest moments.

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Production Notes:

  • Theatrical Release: July 28, 2000 (NY/LA).
  • WONDERLAND world-premiered at the 1999 Cannes Film Festival, and also screened at the 2000 Sundance Film Festival.
  • The film was shot on location in London, England.
  • Stephen Garrett of Time Out New York voted WONDERLAND one of the top ten films of 2000.

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  • UPC: 025192125522
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