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Wonder Wheel (2017)

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WONDER WHEEL tells the story of four characters whose lives intertwine amid the hustle and bustle of the Coney Island amusement park in the 1950s: Ginny (Kate Winslet), an emotionally volatile former actress now working as a waitress in a clam house; Humpty (Jim Belushi), Ginny's rough-hewn carousel operator husband; Mickey (Justin Timberlake), a handsome young lifeguard who dreams of becoming a playwright; and Carolina (Juno Temple), Humpty's long-estranged daughter, who is now hiding out from gangsters at her father's apartment. Cinematographer Vittorio Storaro captures a tale of passion, violence, and betrayal that plays out against the picturesque tableau of 1950s Coney Island.

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Like that giant metaphorical carousel looming over them, it's a movie that's spinning its wheels.

November 20, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

I'm not sure why we need a Coney Island that looks like Bertolucci's The Conformist, but somehow it works, providing a level of visual interest that fascinates even when the dramatic interest lags.

October 16, 2017 | Full Review…

Perhaps it's that [Woody] Allen doesn't think people can really transcend anything ever. He doesn't have a tragic writer's temperament.

October 14, 2017 | Full Review…

Say what you want about the storyteller, but the stories speak for themselves, and Wonder Wheel proves they still have a lot to say.

October 13, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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It's got movement and flow, it's got a vibrant sunset look of honky-tonk nostalgia, and it's got a bittersweet mood of lyrical despair that the film stays true to right up until the final note.

October 13, 2017 | Full Review…

The warming affection that the director has bestowed on so many of his best characters is largely missing. In fact, he seems barely engaged.

October 13, 2017 | Full Review…

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