Next Stop, Wonderland

Starring: Hope Davis, Philip Seymour Hoffman

Directed by: Brad Anderson

Produced by: Robbins Entertainment

Distributed by: Miramax

Genre: romance

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Review by Xibo Date seen: August 22, 1998
Viewing Location: Angelika, NYC Grade: B
Summary: Arthouse feel-so-so romance.
A pleasant, mindless tale of a woman who becomes single after having her liberal activist boyfriend leave her (not a loss, in my opinion) to go rescue an indian tribe somewhere. Her mother puts a personals ad in the paper for her, and this leads her to several "dates" (meetings in the local pub actually-- perhaps she should have checked into AA instead, meet more people there). In a parallel plot in the film, Mr. Right does the usual wonderful perfect things Mr. Right is expected to do, but she manages to miss meeting him on several occasions. I guess the movie is more of a testament to singles life in the '90s, and how we meet (and fail to impress) people. Seeing the couple dozen guys she ditched, it made me feel a little depressed. What will happen to those people? Are they just doomed to be single forever?  

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Review by sesame Date seen: 0, 0000
Viewing Location: san fran Grade: B+
Summary: being single sucks but it's better than dating
having experience numerous personals dates, i enjoyed the pub scenes: meeting loser after jerk after boring guy; yet still hoping the next one will be better. mr. right was too right. hope davis is very watchable-- not beautiful, but possessing good screen presence.  

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