Wondrous Oblivion

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  • Summary: Set in England during the 1960s, this film follows a cricket-obsessed boy who unwittingly gets caught up in racial tensions when he befriends his new Jamaican neighbors. (Palm Pictures)
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 11
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  1. 75
    Generally, thanks to solid performances and very nice cinematography, it hits, if not a home run, at least a solid double (or the British equivalent).
  2. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    75
    As lightheartedly as the film plays, Morrison manages to say quite a few serious things about immigration and otherness.
  3. Lindo gives a powerhouse performance of immense feeling and subtlety.
  4. Reviewed by: Sam Adams
    70
    Aiming for the tough-minded nostalgia of John Boorman's "Hope and Glory," writer-director Paul Morrison catches both the innocence of childhood and its unconscious cruelty.
  5. Good intentions and some nicely playful moments go a long way toward balancing out Paul Morrison's uneven story of British immigrants in the early 1960s.
  6. Reviewed by: Derek Elley
    60
    Full of charming moments, but swinging hither and thither between mainstream entertainment and an over-cooked anti-racist tract.
  7. 50
    It loses direction, turning contrived and sentimental. There's even a touch of Frank Capra.

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