Wonderwall (1969)





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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
Musical & Performing Arts , Romance
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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

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

June 28, 2003

Audience Reviews for Wonderwall


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

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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