The narrow gauge boston, revere beach and lynn railroad. Next stop wonderland is a 1998 american romantic comedy film directed by brad anderson and written by anderson and lyn vaus. Hope davis and alan gelfant play two boston mopers one a nurse, one an aquarium worker who just cant find their soulmates. Next stop wonderland 1998 is a comedy, drama movie starring hope davis and philip seymour hoffman. This movie had hope davis, philip seymour hoffman, callie thorne in the lead roles of the film. So this soundtrack album combines original music by claudio ragazzi with new recordings of the standards by bebel gilberto and vinicius cantuaria and various scraps, often obscure ones, from polygrams vast brazilian holdings. The film s print is identical on the old and the new dvds, also its the same aspect ratio.
While low budget and slightly flawed, it takes place largely at an aquarium and refrains from the sex and nudity commonly found in today romantic comedies. Next stop, wonderland is a romantic comedy featuring a young woman displaying this emotional state, content with her moments of solitude while also longing for meaningful companionship. Andersons film is a little too long, and his heroine is a little too sullen. Trailer for next stop wonderland erin is a nurse and her longtime boyfriend has dumped her. Next stop wonderland hope davis alan gelfant victor argo 1998 a boston nurse hope davis seeking a decent man eventually crosses paths with an explumber alan gelfant longing to be a marine biologist. Erin, whose activist boyfriend sean has just walked out on their relationship to help a native american tribe fight off a land development. All in all, though, next stop, wonderland is an amusing romantic comedy, with great locations, a witty tone, and a very cute puffer fish. For the film next stop wonderland, director brad anderson hit upon the idea of using brazilian music to color the background of a searchingforlove tale. Next stop wonderland 1997, directed by brad anderson. Find out where next stop wonderland is streaming, if next stop wonderland is on netflix, and get news and updates, on decider. Filled with the classic sounds of bossa nova and samba, these songs ooze with the melancholy found in the movie. There are times when, as diverting as it can be, next stop, wonderland feels like a lengthy prologue to an asyet unmade film. Next stop wonderland 1998 cast and crew boston residents nurse erin castleton hope davis and marine biology student alan monteiro alan gelfant dont know each another, but they share a. But few of wonderlands plot devices work quite as convincingly at portraying these themes as the movies soundtrack.
With hope davis, alan gelfant, philip seymour hoffman, callie thorne. Next stop wonderland 1998 i returned home today after spending thanksgiving in vermont at my grandmothers house, which is where i usually spend that holiday. Nonetheless, thats what gives the film its r rating, and some other pg. Find where to watch next stop wonderland and many more fulllength movies from the best streaming services online. There is currently one video available for the film, of which one and only one is a trailer, as listed below. Also sign me up for fanmail to get updates on all things movies. Now, seven months and numerous plaudits later, i decided to give next stop, wonderland another.
The always wonderful hope davis stars as erin, a nurse from boston whos dumped by her boyfriend, sean philip seymour hoffman. Next stop wonderland is one of brad andersons first films technically, maybe his third or so, youd have to check imdb to confirm this and while i think it shows competence it doesnt have the intelligent style he develops very shortly after this movies release. Mom puts a personal ad in the paper for davis, even. Filled with the classic sounds of bossa nova and samba, these songs ooze with the. The critically acclaimed romantic comedy of the year, next stop wonderland is a. Weaving together the movies many vignettes and characters is a gorgeous brazilianoriented soundtrack that distills the exquisite mixture of melancholy and yearning the bossa nova mood known as saudade that often defines the emotional texture of the romantically charged single life. Next stop wonderland 1998 next stop wonderland 1998. Nice pantyhose scene here with holland she plays hopes mom in this film laying on her bed which happens. Next stop wonderland 1998 official trailer, organic. Enter your location to see which movie theaters are playing next stop, wonderland near you. Next stop wonderland hope davis alan gelfant victor argo 1998 a boston nurse hope davis seeking a decent man eventually crosses paths with an explumber.
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. Film vault suggested links paperback romance better than chocolate if lucy fell. An unlucky in love nurse finds her life taking a detour when her mother places a personals ad in the paper, while on the other side of boston, a plumber is trying to change careers. Aug 11, 2000 michael winterbottoms wonderland tells the story of three sisters in south london, each lonely in her own way, and of their husbands, parents, blind dates, neighbors and children, all lonely too, during four rainy days in november. Next stop wonderland on dvd 096009778897 from echo bridge home entertainment. However, it is mostly funny and engaging, and the leads are likeable despite or perhaps because of their personality quirks. Jobim and others is a large part of what sets the films bittersweet tone. Two years later anderson will go on to direct one of the best romanticcomedy movies i have ever seen happy accidents. The fear of loneliness, a hope for romance, the occasional pang of moody nostalgiaits all found in the light romance of next stop wonderland. Next stop, wonderland is written, filmed, and acted in a sincere, noncontrived way, reminiscent of sex, lies, and video tapes. All in all, though, next stop, wonderland is an amusing romantic comedy, with great locations, a witty tone, and. Next stop wonderland 1997, directed by brad anderson film. Hope davis is recently single erin, a doctor trying to enjoy her newfound solitude while being pressured by everyone and.
Next stop wonderland is a 1998 american romantic comedy film directed by brad anderson and written by anderson and lyn. If not for 3 uses of the f word, this film easily could have received a pg rating which would have given it a much broader and needed audience. Its sad that no improvement was made to the picture quality, but to be fair, it was excellent on both old and new versions, despite a bit of tiny squigglies in the backgrounds of both if one pays close attention. Ive never seen a character like her in any film, though ive often longed too. Starring hope davis and holland taylor better known as the role of charlie and alans mom on the cbs comedy two and a half men. Next stop wonderland where to stream and watch decider. When i first saw next stop, wonderland at a packed screening in the egyptian theater during this years sundance film festival, i was not impressed, and. Nonetheless, thats what gives the film its r rating, and some other pg rated language also occurs. Next stop wonderland music from the miramax motion. The films print is identical on the old and the new dvds, also its the same aspect ratio. Next stop wonderland 1998 r 1h 44min comedy, drama, romance 21 august 1998 usa an unlucky in love nurse finds her life taking a detour when her mother places a personals ad in the paper, while on the other side of boston, a plumber is trying to change careers.
Erin, dumped by her activist boyfriend phillip seymour hoffman in the films witty prologue, is soon. Next stop wonderland low on plot but high on charm and personality, next stop wonderland is a sly, handcrafted indie that is very alive and attentive to its characters feelings and foibles. Rentals include 30 days to start watching this video and 48 hours to finish once started. Overview of next stop wonderland, 1998, directed by brad anderson, with hope davis, alan gelfant, victor argo, at turner classic movies. Related merchandise search for related videos at search for more by brad anderson at. It was a good time with family eating, talking, playing games, working on a puzzle. You seek in this movie someone who is doing it right, who has found happiness, and all you come up with is the grown son who ran away from it all. Hope davis character is brilliant in its uniqueness.
Hope davis and alan gelfant play two boston mopers one a nurse, one an aquarium worker who just cant find. Next stop wonderland is a lovely, very underrated indie romantic comedy, cowritten and directed by brad anderson happy accidents, the machinist. Michael winterbottoms wonderland tells the story of three sisters in south london, each lonely in her own way, and of their husbands, parents, blind dates, neighbors and children, all lonely too, during four rainy days in november. Video archive for the film next stop wonderland, which has a domestic theatrical release in the year of 1998. Next stop wonderland is an english movie directed by brad anderson released in the year 1998.
Thats what brad andersons film, next stop, wonderland, accomplishes at its frequent best. This film may be based on rj palacios fictional bestseller, but it approaches its story. Probably the only film youll see in a long time that affirms solitude as a perfect milieu for nurturing love. The critically acclaimed romantic comedy of the year, next stop wonderland is a lighthearted story about a man and a woman who seem destined to be together. What lingers beyond the closing credits of next stop wonderland, a fine little confection about love and destiny by secondtime director brad anderson the darien gap, is the romantic. Holland also was on the cast of the practice and was likewise the dean on saved by the bell.
Occasionally next stop wonderland meanders, and a couple of the subplots are fairly dumb and farfetched like the whole aquarium sabotage thing. The station plays a role in the 1998 film next stop wonderland as the eponymous destination of the main characters. An early film for hope davis, she shines in this story of a young woman who. Staring hope davis, jon benjamin, alan gelfant and jose zuniga. Read about the next stop wonderland dvd and browse other dvd movies. But few of wonderland s plot devices work quite as convincingly at portraying these themes as the movies soundtrack. Enter your location to see which movie theaters are playing next stop wonderland near you. Financial analysis of next stop wonderland 1998 including budget, domestic and international box office gross, dvd and bluray sales reports, total earnings and profitability. Meanwhile the film follows the life of alan, a volunteer at a local aquarium who dreams of becoming a marine biologist.1505 1412 1456 621 274 58 1370 1215 221 1253 1256 66 36 111 575 205 548 1479 1529 215 251 729 1383 186 1461 60 1391 318 121 496 582 726