Next Stop Wonderland

Metascore
71

Generally favorable reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19

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Critic Reviews

  1. 60
    What's good about Next Stop Wonderland -- and nearly good enough to warrant recommendation -- has nothing to do with Anderson's sloppy, disjointed filmmaking, and everything to do with Hope Davis' far more disciplined and appealing lead performance.
  2. The movie gains a few points for its colorfully filmed Boston background and bright bossa-nova music. But it's filmed in a fake-spontaneous style that's as stale and artificial as the relationships between the characters.
  3. 50
    Like too many young filmmakers, Anderson seems to equate honesty with choppy editing, bad lighting (so harsh in a couple of shots you can see the pancake on Davis' face) and herky-jerky camera movements.

Awards & Rankings

User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 1
  2. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. PatC.
    Jul 25, 2006
    6
    Somewhat stereotypical as a romantic comedy, but not to the point of insulting one's intelligence. The conclusion is foregone, but some Somewhat stereotypical as a romantic comedy, but not to the point of insulting one's intelligence. The conclusion is foregone, but some imaginative dialogue carries the project, and Hope Davis' performance is completely believable. Watch for Philip Seymour Hoffman - he only appears for brief moments, but in his case less is definitely more. Full Review »