Wonderful World Synopsis
A pessimist (Matthew Broderick) unexpectedly finds love with his roommate's sister (Sanaa Lathan).
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New York Magazine (Vulture)

By David Edelstein
The movie is unfailingly likable and finally impressive. Goldin doesn’t settle for easy answers, and he makes you think that no one should.
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63

Washington Post

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Broderick, for his part, is playing a role solidly in his late-career wheelhouse: a middle-age disappointment, Ferris Bueller gone to seed....
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
Tales of cynical curmudgeons rediscovering their humanity have long been a cinematic staple, but Wonderful World brings a refreshing lack...
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60

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
As a misanthropic guy in a dead-end job, Matthew Broderick is more engaging than when he has to be perky.
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60

The New York Times

By Stephen Holden
The major miscalculation in Wonderful World is the presence of a dream figure, known as the Man (Philip Baker Hall)...he throws this...
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

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The screenplay packs no particular surprises - some of the plot mechanics positively creak - but the leads bring some wattage and warmth to...
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
It's all very sincere, but watching a dweebish depressive learn that Life Is Good is a lesson of diminishing returns.
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50

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Wonderful World feels like a modern-day half-baked riff on Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol."
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40

Time Out New York

By Keith Uhlich
Credit Broderick and the cast for putting across the fey Indiewood bullcrap with committed, nearly convincing effort.
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38

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
Matthew Broderick graduates from "boyish" and lurches straight into "curmudgeonly" in the would-be indie heartwarmer Wonderful World.
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Rated R | For some drug use, language and sexual content