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Wonder Wheel (2017)

PG-13 | | Drama | 15 December 2017 (USA)
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On Coney Island in the 1950s, a lifeguard tells the story of a middle-aged carousel operator, his beleaguered wife, and the visitor who turns their lives upside-down.

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In the hustle and bustle of 1950s Coney Island, where the buzzing crowd comes and goes trudging slowly over the wooden boardwalks, silent stories of the everyday toilers who give life to the attraction unfold. Somewhere in a clam bar, there's the sad waitress Ginny, a one-time actress and now a suffering wife who's been given a second chance by the side of the well-intentioned but uncouth carousel operator, Humpty. On the other hand, there's Humpty's 26-year-old estranged daughter, Carolina, who left the familial nest and a preordained future seeking adventure as a mobster's wife; only to return home with her wings broken, begging for forgiveness. And from the lifeguard's high tower, where all is in plain sight, the young and charming lifesaver and hopeful playwright, Mickey, is the inadvertent but potent catalyst that binds everything together. Shattered dreams, reckless love and betrayal, all under the bright lights of Coney Island. Written by Nick Riganas

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Rated PG-13 for thematic content including some sexuality, language and smoking | See all certifications »
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15 December 2017 (USA)  »

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La rueda de la maravilla  »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)

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$1,392,830, 21 January 2018
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Second film released in 2017 to star Jim Belushi and Tom Guiry, along with Sollers Point (2017). See more »

Goofs

The ticket taker saying to Carolina in the beginning " have a good one" was not said in the 50's. See more »

Quotes

Nick: You people would never try to hide her, would you?
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You Belong to Me
by Jo Strafford
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wonderful little movie
14 December 2017 | by See all my reviews

Don't listen to the nonsense critics say - just go see for yourselves. this is a lovely and enjoyable little movie, a glimpse to the lives of real people like you and me, in an interesting and colorful way and era.

the acting is fantastic by everyone - it is sometimes theatrical in purpose - the movie has a theater feel to it.

the shooting is great. simple but beautiful. great nuance and light work to show the changing feelings of the characters .

there are no bad or good here, it shows people with all their flaws, dilemmas, burdens and regrets... like people are. it shows real life.


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