Michael Kenneth Williams
Philip Baker Hall
Jesse Tyler Ferguson
"Unfailingly likable and finally impressive"
David Edelstein, NY Magazine
"Matthew Broderick's best screen role in quite a while"
Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
"A delicate, intelligent film."
Stephen Holden, NY Times
"Wonderful World is one of the most beautiful movie surprises of the season. A masterful, deeply human and emotive work featuring a stunning performance by Mathew Broderick."
PAUL FISCHER, DARK HORIZONS
A bittersweet comedy about families, friends and a frivolous fight against corporate institutions, Matthew Broderick (FINDING AMANDA, "The Producers") plays Ben Singer, a failed children's folk singer, a newly unemployed proofreader and an every-other-weekend dad to his young daughter (Jodelle Ferland), who prefers pretty much anything to listening to her dad's pessimistic ramblings.
Struggling in all aspects of his life, Ben's only comforts come from smoking marijuana alone and regular chess games with his smart and opinionated Senegalese roommate Ibou (Michael Kenneth Williams, "The Wire," THE ROAD). When Ibou is suddenly struck ill and an insensitive municipal employee exacerbates the emergency situation, Ben pours his energy into a lawsuit against the city for depraved indifference. Ben's life begins to turn around with the arrival of Ibou's beautiful and sexy sister Khadi (Sanaa Lathan, THE FAMILY THAT PREYS) from Senegal, who moves into Ibou's room in Ben's apartment. As Ben suspects that it is his own cynicism corroding the beauty around him, he realizes that it's all a matter of perspective.
WONDERFUL WORLD is written and directed by Josh Goldin and stars Matthew Broderick, Michael Kenneth Williams, Sanaa Lathan, Jodelle Ferland, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Ally Walker, and Philip Baker Hall. It features original music with a cameo performance by acclaimed musician Dan Zanes, the noted father of the modern independent kids' music movement.