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Movie Review: 'Wonderland'

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Wonderland (Movie - 2000)

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
109 minutes
performer:
Shirley Henderson, Gina McKee
director:
Michael Winterbottom
author:
Laurence Coriat
genre:
Drama

We gave it an A-

Ah, look at all the lonely people in this dysfunctional family portrait, revolving around the wan romantic travails of three thirtysomething sisters. Waitress Nadia (McKee) looks for connections through personal ads, single mom Debbie (Shirley Henderson) has quickie one-night stands after hours at her beauty salon, and very pregnant Molly (Parker) confronts both imminent childbirth and a suddenly absentee husband. Interweaving their stories through the clamor and bustle of street-level London, director Michael Winterbottom finds both the quiet desperation and the glimmering hope in achingly ordinary lives. A-

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