The Great New Wonderful Synopsis
Two cake designers have a competition to see who is the best.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
A quieter, less melodramatic piece of work than last year's "Crash," and arguably a better one.
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88

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
The stories are eye-opening and heartwarming at the same time, but you'll be moved less by empathy for the characters than by the summoning...
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70

L.A. Weekly

By F. X. Feeney
Writer Sam Catlin and director Danny Leiner have fashioned an alert, shrewdly observed portrait of a moment in time.
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67

Portland Oregonian

By Marc Mohan
Overall, there's a patchwork quality to the movie, as if a batch of half-finished short stories were filmed before their time.
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Working from a stagy script by Sam Catlin, director Danny Leiner uses a dainty palette of tristesse (untouched when he made Dude, Where's My...
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63

Chicago Tribune

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The story lines don't intersect in that schematic, "Crash"-y way, which is refreshing. Less refreshing is the neat-and-tidiness of the...
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63

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
The result is a mixed bag of lozenges, some sweet, some tart and others that just melt away into nothing.
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60

New York Magazine (Vulture)

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The new 9/11 movies aim to rekindle feelings that most of us have, by necessity, moved beyond. But there’s more than one way to move...
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60

Los Angeles Times

By Gene Seymour
The movie falls short of the grandeur it's reaching for, but if you're looking for balm to soothe your frazzled nerves, you may be able to...
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25

New York Post

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In the future, more and more filmmakers will do exactly what The Great New Wonderful has done: conceal their lack of ideas by bringing up...
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Rated R | For language and some sexuality