The plot for “Wonder Wheel” is as follows:
Four peoples’ lives intertwine amid the hustle and bustle of the Coney Island amusement park in the 1950s: Ginny, an emotionally volatile former actress now working as a waitress in a clam house; Humpty, Ginny’s rough-hewn carousel operator husband; Mickey, a handsome young lifeguard who dreams of becoming a playwright; and Carolina, Humpty’s long-estranged daughter, who is now hiding out from gangsters at her father’s apartment.
So what do you think? Personally, I was very struck by the colorful cinematography and wonder if that can be a contender in this year’s race along with Kate Winslet (Who we were already predicting) and Best Original Screenplay. The film will make its debut next week at the New York Film Festival so we’ll know soon enough. Tell us your thoughts though in the comments section below.
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