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The Great New Wonderful (2005)

The Great New Wonderful weaves five stories against the backdrop of an anxious and uncertain post-9-11 New York City.

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Dr. Trabulous (segment "Sandie's Story")
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Lainie (segment "Judy's Story")
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Avinash alias Avi and his partner Satish are Manhattan-based Security guards, hired in the wake of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in New York. They have now been assigned to ensure the protection of a visiting Indian General, Ganjee. While Avi is a flirt, and of a cheerful disposition, Satish is quite grouchy, wrestling with personal and family problems. During their time together Avi will confess to Satish of his having sex with another woman and the consequences he must face. Emme Keeler caters to the rich and wealthy by making cakes and desserts, she must face up to facts especially when her closest competitor, Safarah Polsky, is on the verge of suicide; Judy Hillerman lives a routine and mundane life with her husband, Henry, and does feel like throttling him and tossing him over their 10th floor balcony; David and Burbage and his wife, Allison, must now accept that their overweight son, David, does have issues that need to be addressed, that is if they ever find time ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Rebuilding is a process.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for language and some sexuality | See all certifications »
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22 April 2005 (USA)  »

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$500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$39,712, 25 June 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$150,071, 24 September 2006
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WILHELM SCREAM: Heard on TV. See more »

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Avi says that the Mall of America in Minneapolis is the largest mall in the world. Actually, at the time of the store, CentralWorld Mall in Thailand is larger, opening in 1990. See more »

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[last lines]
Sandie - Dr. Trabulous' patient: I think I'm lost.
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References Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971) See more »

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what is everyone smoking?
24 September 2006 | by See all my reviews

This movie was freakin' incomprehensible. It's five separate stories. I get it. But, uh, is it a story when nothing really happens? When you don't know where someone is starting from and where they get to? When it's completely unclear what any of their motivations are, or what we're supposed to think about the choices they make, if they're choices at all? When two of the main characters seem to do something heartless and reprehensible and we're clearly supposed to be enormously happy for them? This movie was like some haiku from a drunk guy that everyone in your freshman dorm thought was deep, but only because they were swimming in a cloud of marijuana smoke so thick that you could use it for building material.

Maggie Gyllenhal is pretty, though. And those Indian guys were good actors. Hope they find better scripts.


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