• Released
  • September 4, 1998
  • Romantic Comedy
    Comedy Drama
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90

The New Yorker

Unlike the heavy-handed "Good Will Hunting," this gifted-Boston-misfit romance floats, adroitly mixing thoughtfulness, farce, and surprise.
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90

Los Angeles Times

By Kenneth Turan
Smart and beguiling, it manages the impressive feat of believing wholeheartedly in the power of love without checking its mind at the door.
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83

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Anderson brings compassion to his amused sense of yuppie tragicomedy, as he does to his nuanced understanding of Boston, the setting of...
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80

L.A. Weekly

By Ella Taylor
Anderson and co-writer Lyn Vaus have a wonderfully light touch with dialogue both comic and sad, and Davis is the perfect mirror for the...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
Both actors are so appealing, you root for the inevitable meeting to happen somewhere in the vicinity of Wonderland.
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70

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
Anderson pulls it off, thanks in large part to his witty writing, punchy editing and a likable supporting cast.
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67

Austin Chronicle

By Marjorie Baumgarten
The premise works despite its inbred hokiness due to Anderson's sure direction and the lovely central performances of Hope Davis and Alan...
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63

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
The characters in Wonderland show an intelligent complexity and sharpness of contemporary observation that transcends romantic-comedy...
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63

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
There are times when, as diverting as it can be, Next Stop, Wonderland feels like a lengthy prologue to an as-yet unmade film.
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50

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
The movie gains a few points for its colorfully filmed Boston background and bright bossa-nova music. But it's filmed in a fake-spontaneous...
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