- Actors: Shirley Henderson, Gina McKee, Molly Parker, Ian Hart, John Simm
- Directors: Michael Winterbottom
- Writers: Laurence Coriat
- Producers: Andrew Eaton, Anita Overland, David M. Thompson, Gina Carter, Michele Camarda
- Format: Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC
- Rated: RestrictedR
- Number of tapes: 1
- Studio: Universal Studios Ho
- VHS Release Date: February 20, 2001
- Run Time: 108 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
- ASIN: B000056VOV
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #907,189 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
Top Customer Reviews
The film was shot with a wonderfully dark grainy look, employing handheld cameras under natural lighting conditions, showing us a gritty London few films have. This is not a bright and shiny "Notting Hill"! Some of the cinematography in the film, especially the nights scenes, is just top notch. The film is as visually striking as Soderbergh's "Traffic".
The lead actresses are all terrific, but Gina McKee is truly memorable, portraying the tremendous loneliness, yet touching hopefulness, of her character in her finest performance to date.
For better of worse, the film lacks centrality and it is hard to empathize with every character. The murkiness of the family backstory is frustrating at times. Attempting to apply a moral construct to every sequence of the film is useless. To me, this movie had strong echoes of Mike Leigh's films.
Does the movie work? Sort of. Are the charcters revealed in a satisfying manner? Yes. Is the film's arc and execution admirable? Yes. Is the movie enjoyable? Not really.
The actors did a tremendous job. Gina McKee is fine as Nadya, the emotional touchstone of the film. Canadian Molly Parker does credit to her English accent. My particular favorite performance is that of Shirley Henderson (Bridget Jones, Harry Potter). She is wonderfully natural as the cheerful, tarty single-mom sister.
All in all, this film is better than fine but not great.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Gina McKee (Notting Hill) stars as one of three London sisters. She plays Nadia who is single and childless but plays the dating game. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Sylviastel
I probably would have liked this more 10 years ago. Since then, digital cameras have given all sorts of actors the chance to develop very ordinary characters going through some... Read morePublished on November 26, 2013 by mr. contrarian
This movie is tender.. shocking... about loneliness and love.. the pursue of love and happiness... life in a modern crazy city and how single human beings try their best to be... Read morePublished on February 8, 2013 by M
Instead of Michael Winterbottom's Wonderland, as was pictured and reviewed, I received a different Wonderland - a murder mystery about a porn star. It only cost a penny plus $2. Read morePublished on January 4, 2013 by Philly
It's a tender movie about loneliness, the search of love, company...
The music is nice, beautiful images and lots to think about
I couldn't get past the home-made documentary feel. The lighting, sound, and picture quality sucked big time. The "faceted hues" made me sleepy. Read morePublished on October 28, 2011 by Angela S.
Arrived very, very early and it was brand-spanking new as indicated by the seller and I was extremely happy...I will use this seller again and again.Published on August 14, 2009 by Kindle Customer
Only watch this film if you have experienced a profound sense of loneliness at some point in your life. Read morePublished on December 26, 2006 by adriana
It aint no Hollywood glamour film.Some reviewers have deemed too morose but it is life in the real world, whether it's London,New York or Hamilton. Read morePublished on June 24, 2006 by mulberry