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R| 1 hr. 27 min.

Plot Summary
In the year following the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, New Yorkers gradually get back to the normal routine of their lives. A successful pastry chef (Maggie Gyllenhaal) struggles to unseat her longtime rival as "queen of cake." A couple (Tom McCarthy, Judy Greer) try to save their marriage and cope with their troubled son. A therapist (Tony Shalhoub) counsels a man who witnessed a violent incident. Two immigrants (Naseeruddin Shah, Sharat Saxena) observe life in the city.

Cast: Maggie Gyllenhaal , Tom McCarthy , Judy Greer , Naseeruddin Shah , Sharat Saxena , Tony Shalhoub , Jim Gaffigan , Olympia Dukakis

Director: Danny Leiner

Genres: Comedy, Drama

Distributor: First Independent Pictures

The Great New Wonderful (2005)

Release Date: June 23rd, 2006|1 hr. 27 min.

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  • 88
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    The stories are eye-opening and heartwarming at the same time, but you'll be moved less by empathy for the characters than by the summoning of your own emotional memories. This movie is personal. show more

  • 88
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    A quieter, less melodramatic piece of work than last year's "Crash," and arguably a better one. show more

  • 63
    Chicago Tribune

    The story lines don't intersect in that schematic, "Crash"-y way, which is refreshing. Less refreshing is the neat-and-tidiness of the individual exchanges in Sam Catlin's script. show more

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