Wonderful World (2010)
Critic 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.
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Critic Reviews for Wonderful World
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.
While this movie is earnest and well-intentioned, it doesn't quite work.
Not quite good enough.
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.
The movie itself is a little too tidy, a little too determined to convey a lesson, but the character sticks with you.
Audience Reviews for Wonderful World
It's not bad, but it's also pretty dead in the water when it comes to dramatic interest and momentum. One of those rare "nothing" movies; nothing happened between me and the screen. It simply existed.
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 Jesse Ferguson had a bigger role, cuz I think he is a crack up. What more could you ask for, though? A movie with heart, that leaves you with a really good feeling.
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 trying to cover too many angles. Good concept, poor execution, but in the end Matthew Broderick still delivers a somewhat endearing character and the end result is a film that is lacking, but not TOO disappointing.
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