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R| 1 hr. 35 min.

Plot Summary
With his career as a children's musician essentially dead in the water, Ben Singer (Matthew Broderick) takes a job proofreading for a law firm to pay the rent for an apartment he shares with chess enthusiast and Senegalese immigrant Ibu (Michael K. Williams). When Ibu slips into a diabetic coma, his sister, Khadi (Sanaa Lathan), moves in to care for him, though it's Ben who sees the biggest benefit from Khadi's generosity and kindness as she teaches him how to be a better person.

Cast: Matthew Broderick , Sanaa Lathan , Michael K. Williams , Jodelle Ferland , Philip Baker Hall , Jesse Tyler Ferguson , Patrick Carney , Ally Walker

Director: Joshua Goldin

Genres: Drama, Romance

Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

Wonderful World (2009)

Release Date: April 27th, 2009|1 hr. 35 min.

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critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 50
    San Francisco Chronicle

    The screenplay packs no particular surprises - some of the plot mechanics positively creak - but the leads bring some wattage and warmth to very modest indie fare. show more

  • 60
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    As a misanthropic guy in a dead-end job, Matthew Broderick is more engaging than when he has to be perky. show more

  • 60
    Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter

    Tales of cynical curmudgeons rediscovering their humanity have long been a cinematic staple, but Wonderful World brings a refreshing lack of sentimentality to its take. show more

  • December 08, 2009 Shayup
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    This is a really sweet well written movie. The cast is very strong, led by Broderick and Sanaa Lathan.

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