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Wondrous Oblivion

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Wondrous Oblivion begins with a visually compelling conceit: When Jamaican immigrant Dennis (Lindo) and his family move into a working-class London neighborhood, we watch their every move over fences and through windows. Then the story steps into Dennis’ backyard…and loses its focus, meandering from a Jewish boy’s love of cricket to his mother’s marital stupor and back to the unpleasant persecution of Dennis’ family.
EXTRAS Hardly notable, or audible, for that matter: Writer-director Paul Morrison’s commentary is whisper-quiet. B-