Wonder Wheel is a 2017 American period drama film written and directed by Woody Allen. Set in the early 1950s at an amusement park on Coney Island, the film takes its title from the park’s Ferris wheel. The story follows the second wife and the estranged daughter of a carousel operator as they both pursue affairs with a lifeguard.
- Kate Winslet: Ginny Rannell
- Justin Timberlake: Mickey Rubin
- Jim Belushi: Humpty Rannell
- Juno Temple: Carolina Rannell
- Jack Gore: Richie Rannell
It Was Great, Until It Wasn’t
I Got Myself Into a Bad Situation
He Wasn’t Even Gook Looking
Kiss of Fire – Georgia Gibbs
Coney Island Washboard – Mills Brothers
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Wonder Wheel: Critical reception
On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 31% based on 188 reviews, with an average rating of 5/10. The website’s critical consensus reads, “Wonder Wheel gathers a charming cast in an inviting period setting, but they aren’t enough to consistently breathe life into a Woody Allen project that never quite comes together.”
On Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 32% for 200 reviews. The audience score is rated 42% for 1000+ notes.
Metacritic reported the film had an average score of 45 out of 100, based on 15 reviews and 6.1 based on 54 ratings.
On French AlloCiné, it gets 3.5/5 (press, 33 reviews) and 3.5/5 (spectators, 3685 ratings).
Ginny: “When it comes to love we often turn out to be our own worst enemy.”
Kate Winslet Despicable Behavior
Such disappointing to learn that Kate Winslet is an opportunist, a mob trial apologist and a hypocrite. Especially as she knows that Woody Allen is innocent.