Next Stop, Wonderland

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Next Stop, Wonderland ★★½ 1998 (R)

Charming romance, set in Boston, about a couple of odd ducks who are totally right for each other. Waifish Eric (Davis) is a nurse whose boyfriend Sean (Hoffman) has just left her. So her meddling mom Piper (Taylor) secretly places a personal ad to get her daughter some dates. They're a bunch of losers but plumber/marine-biology student Alan (Gelfant), whom Erin keeps seeing on the subway is Mr. Right. If only the duo could get together. Intelligent characters and a terrific bossa nova soundtrack. Title refers to the name of an actual subway stop. 96m/C VHS, DVD . Hope Davis, Alan Gelfant, Holland Taylor, Robert Klein, Cara Buono, Jose Zuniga, Phil Hoffman, Lyn Vaus, Larry (Lawrence) Gilliard Jr., Victor Argo, Roger Rees, Robert Stanton, Pamela Hart; D: Brad Anderson; W: Brad Anderson, Lyn Vaus; C: Uta Briesewitz; M: Claudio Ragazzi.