GenreComedy, Drama, Romance Budget1 million USD CountryUnited States
Release dateAugust 21, 1998 (1998-08-21) WriterBrad Anderson, Lyn Vaus CastHope Davis (Erin Castleton), Philip Seymour Hoffman (Sean), Holland Taylor (Piper Castleton), Alan Gelfant (Alan Monteiro) Similar moviesFish Tank, Factory Girl, Jupiter Ascending, The Last Witch Hunter, The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things, At the Edge of the Abyss
TaglineRomance Is Her Destination.
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Next Stop Wonderland is a 1998 American romantic comedy film directed by Brad Anderson and written by Anderson and Lyn Vaus.
Two people, living in Boston and unlucky in love – a nurse, Erin, whose activist boyfriend, Sean, has just walked out on their relationship to help a Native American tribe fight off a land development deal, and a plumber, Alan, struggling to pay off family obligations while pursuing a career as a marine biologist – deal with personal and professional problems and stumble through relationships, continually crossing one another's paths without ever truly meeting and realizing how perfect they are for one another. Time and time again one almost catches the other's eye, but circumstances intervene. Finally, after a series of ups and downs, both of their budding relationships with others crash and burn, just in time for a chance meeting on the MBTA train heading to Wonderland station, on the outskirts of Boston.
Hope Davis as Erin Castleton
Alan Gelfant as Alan Monteiro
Philip Seymour Hoffman as Sean
Cara Buono as Julie
José Zúñiga as Andre de Silva
Sam Seder as Kevin Monteiro
Callie Thorne as Cricket
Jimmy Tingle as Bartender
Holland Taylor as Piper Castleton
Robert Klein as Arty Lesser
H. Jon Benjamin as Eric
Frank L. Ridley as Whale Watch Captain (voice)
The film's soundtrack is scored by Claudio Ragazzi with various renditions by Vinicius Cantuaria, Arto Lindsay, and Bebel Gilberto.
The film, which cost $1 million to make, was an audience favorite at the Sundance Film Festival in 1998. A bidding war among studio distributors resulted in Miramax Films paying $6 million for the film's North American distribution rights. However, the film grossed only $3.3 million during its theatrical release.