Wonderful World [DVD] [2009]

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Special Features

  • As Soon as Fish Fall Out of the Sky: Character and Story of Wonderful World
  • Behind the Scenes: Working with Writer/Director Josh Goldin and Actor Matthew Broderick
  • Behind the Scenes Montage: HDNET: A Look at Wonderful World
  • Closed Captioned


Wonderful World
A pessimistic pothead struggles with his own cynicism after his Senegalese roommate is stricken ill and an insensitive municipal employee inadvertently exacerbates an already desperate situation. Ben Singer (Matthew Broderick) wanted to be a children's folk singer; instead he's become a career proofreader and the world's worst weekend dad. But while Ben's life may be a mess, at least his regular chess games with his roommate, Ibou, offer some amount of intellectual release. That all changes when Ibou falls mysteriously ill, and his malady is compounded by the indifference of a rude municipal employee. Convinced that his negative world view has finally been confirmed, Ben channels all of his energy into a frivolous lawsuit against the city before discovering that his misanthropy may be a simple matter of perspective. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Matthew Broderick
    Matthew Broderick - Ben Singer
  • Sanaa Lathan
    Sanaa Lathan - Khadi
  • Michael Kenneth Williams
    Michael Kenneth Williams - Ibou
  • Philip Baker Hall
    Philip Baker Hall - The Man
  • Ally Walker
    Ally Walker - Eliza

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