Wonderwall (1969)

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Movie Info

Oscar Collins (Jack MacGowran) is a professor who specializes in the behavior and collecting of butterflies. One day, he discovers he can watch his beautiful neighbor Penny (Jane Birkin) through a crack in the wall of his apartment. He is soon overtaken by his voyeuristic tendencies and engages in a series of psychedelic daydreams as he watches the beautiful woman in various stages of her life and lovemaking. The musical score is provided by George Harrison. ~ Dan Pavlides, Rovi
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Musical & Performing Arts , Romance
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Cast

Jane Birkin
as Penny
Irene Handl
as Mrs. Peurofoy
Richard Wattis
as Perkins
Iain Quarrier
as Young Man
Sean Lynch
as Riley
Bee Duffell
as Mrs. Charmer
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Critic Reviews for Wonderwall

All Critics (3)

A heady trip best taken for the sensory provocation of its eye-popping set designs and the spaced-out world music ambience of its soundtrack.

Full Review… | April 28, 2014
Slant Magazine

It's as much lava lamp as movie, a true head picture from its psychedelic décor [...] to [George] Harrison's music, an often-remarkable mix of rock sounds and traditional Indian instruments.

Full Review… | March 24, 2014
The Dissolve

Wonderwall should be required viewing for anyone interested in popular culture of the 1960s...

Full Review… | March 20, 2014
Playback:stl

In spite of its trippy feel, the basis of the storyline is surprisingly conservative

June 28, 2003
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Audience Reviews for Wonderwall

½

What it lacks in plot it makes up in some 60s-tastic visuals and a great soundtrack from George Harrison. Also you get to look at Jane Birkin, which is basically the only reason you'd watch this movie anyhow. If there was a better (less weird) plot it could have been pretty good... though props for managing to ride the line between 'scientific observation' and 'creepy old man.' Bonus- the apartments are freaking amazing.

Jenna Ipcar
Jenna Ipcar
½

An absent-minded professor falls in love with the bohemian fashion model next door (a luminous Jane Birkin) when he peeps through a hole in his apartment wall and spies her frolicking in a psychedelic wonderland. It's sort of the ultimate hippie movie: not a lot happens, but there are plenty of pretty swirling colors and long-haired people being groovy. Start your rating at 2.5 stars and add a half-star with each bong rip.

Greg S
Greg S

Super Reviewer

There is some interest here as a sort of late '60's Swinging London pop culture time capsule. However, one really needs to have a very strong love for that era. Visually, there is merit. But, this is a cinematic error.

Matty Stanfield
Matty Stanfield

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