• Wonderland (2003)


Release Date: October 17th, 2003

DVD Release Date: February 10th, 2004

R |1 hr 44 min

Plot Summary

In this fact-based film, John Holmes (Val Kilmer) is one of the most successful porn stars of all time. But, when his rampant drug abuse forces him into prostitution, both his disapproving wife, Sharon (Lisa Kudrow), and his 16-year-old girlfriend, Dawn (Kate Bosworth), are on the verge of leaving him. As John sinks lower and lower into Hollywood, Calif.'s criminal underworld, he meets a seedy drug lord (Eric Bogosian) and finds himself caught up in a tragic chain of events.

Cast: Val Kilmer, Kate Bosworth, Lisa Kudrow, Josh Lucas, Tim Blake Nelson, Dylan McDermott, Christina Applegate, Eric Bogosian

Director: James Cox

Genres: Biography , Crime drama

Production Co: Killer Films, Emmett/Furla Films

Distributors: Lionsgate Films

Keywords: Murder, House, Wife, Girlfriend, 1970s, Dark, Fall, 1980s, Investigation, Intense

Ratings & Reviews

  • 40
    Michael RechtshaffenThe Hollywood Reporter

    There seem to be some impressive performances here, though it's not always easy to tell because director James Cox is always feverishly cutting away to something or other. show more

  • 75
    Michael WilmingtonChicago Tribune

    Fast and frenetic and so unvarnished that it can make you feel unclean watching it. The film rubs your face in glamour and filth. But in the midst of the blood and hysteria, Kilmer plays Holmes with the dirty-angelic looks and wheedling charm of a seedy golden boy on the brink of doom. show more

  • 25
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

    While "Boogie Nights" was a dirge for the death of pleasure (which coincided with the death of the porn-film industry), Wonderland is death warmed over. Literally. show more

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