The romantic comedy ‘Next Stop Wonderland’ directed by Brad Anderson will be screened at 6 pm on January 26 at the American Center, Galle Road, Colombo 03.
Produced by Mark Gill the film stars Hope Davis, Alan Gelfant, Cara Buono, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Holland Taylor, Robert Klein, Ken Cheeseman and Jimmy Tingle.
Two people, living in Boston and unlucky in love - a nurse (Davis) whose activist boyfriend (Hoffman) has just walked out on their relationship to help an Indian tribe fight off a land development deal, and a plumber (Gelfant) struggling to pay off family obligations while pursuing a career as a marine biologist - deal with personal and professional problems and stumble through relationships, continually crossing one another’s paths without ever truly meeting and realizing how perfect they are for one another.
Time and time again one almost catches the other’s eye, only for circumstances to intervene. Finally, after a series of ups and downs, both of their budding relationships with others crash and burn, just in time for a chance meeting on the MBTA train heading to Wonderland station on the outskirts of Boston.
This 1998 film written by Anderson and Lyn Vaus made headlines at the Sundance Film Festival when it became the object of a bidding war, ultimately won by Miramax Pictures to the tune of $6 million.