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Wondrous Oblivion

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Wondrous Oblivion

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
Unrated
Limited Release Date:
07/21/06
performer:
Delroy Lindo, Sam Smith, Emily Woof
director:
Paul Morrison
distributor:
Palm Pictures
author:
Paul Morrison
genre:
Drama, Comedy

We gave it a C+

It’s working-class England, 1960. A Jamaican family moves in next door to the Jewish Wisemans, whose young David (Sam Smith) is a kid so wide-eyed he likes to exclaim ”Wondrous oblivion!” to self-diagnose his own wide-eyedness. Soon David is learning a lot about cricket — and racial tolerance, natch — from his good neighbor (Delroy Lindo, who’s the best thing here). Wondrous Oblivion goes awry in its sloppy racial drama, and although the cricket-training montages are good, they’re still training montages, and this is just that kind of overfamiliar movie.

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