Wonder Wheel

Wonder Wheel

(2017)

Justin Timberlake, Kate Winslet and Juno Temple star in this Woody Allen period drama set in 1950s New York City.... More

Wonder Wheel tells the story of four characters whose lives intertwine amid the hustle and bustle of the Coney Island amusement park: Ginny (Kate Winslet), an emotionally volatile former actress now working as a waitress in a clam house; Humpty (Jim Belushi), Ginny’s rough-hewn carousel operator husband; Mickey (Justin Timberlake), a handsome young lifeguard who dreams of becoming a playwright; and Carolina (Juno Temple), Humpty’s long-estranged daughter, who is now hiding out from gangsters at her father's apartment.Hide

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  • "Oh god, spare me the bad drama," a character in Woody Allen's "Wonder Wheel" implores. Would that we could be so fortunate. Full Review

  • Mr. Allen certainly keeps you busy with all these colours, tones, influences, complications, stereotypes and histrionics, but to little end. Full Review

  • Like that giant metaphorical carousel looming over them, it's a movie that's spinning its wheels. Full Review

  • Like Winslet's character, Allen is stuck in the past and Wonder Wheel is a crushing reminder of his present. Full Review

  • It's got movement and flow, it's got a vibrant sunset look of honky-tonk nostalgia, and it's got a bittersweet mood of lyrical despair that the film stays true to right up until the final note. Full Review

  • The warming affection that the director has bestowed on so many of his best characters is largely missing. In fact, he seems barely engaged. Full Review

  • Perhaps it's that [Woody] Allen doesn't think people can really transcend anything ever. He doesn't have a tragic writer's temperament. Full Review