— by ALEXA MILAN —
Matthew Broderick hasn’t had a box office hit in a while, and while his latest film, “Wonderful World,” may not rake in big bucks, it looks like it could be a pretty moving story.
In the dark comedy from writer and director Joshua Goldin, Broderick plays Ben, a failed folk singer, divorcee and absentee father. He’s a complete cynic, only taking solace in chess games with his Senegalese roommate Ibu (Michael K. Williams). But when Ibou suddenly falls ill and is hospitalized, his sister Khadi (Sanaa Lathan) temporarily moves in with Ben and teaches him that maybe the world isn’t such a bad place after all.
The story of a skeptical man transformed by a spirited woman is a plot that’s been done many times before, but it’s also a plot that’s worked for many indies in the past. “Wonderful World” could either be a contrived rehash of countless other similar stories or a fresh take on that particular brand of romance, but hopefully it will turn out to be the latter.
In the first clip below, Ben finds out he’s being fired from his job, and in the second he confronts his ex-wife about whether or not she is happy now.
“Wonderful World” opens in limited release Jan. 8.
Source: Trailer Addict
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