WONDER WHEEL Tells The Story Of Four Characters Whose Lives Intertwine Amid The Hustle And Bustle Of The Coney Island Amusement Park In The 1950s: Ginny (Kate Winslet), A Melancholy, Emotionally Volatile Former Actress Now Working As A Waitress In A Clam House; Humpty (Jim Belushi), Ginny’s Rough-Hewn Carousel Operator Husband; Mickey (Justin Timberlake), A Handsome Young Lifeguard Who Dreams Of Becoming A Playwright; And Carolina (Juno Temple), Humpty’s Long-Estranged Daughter, Who Is Now Hiding Out From Gangsters At Her Father’s Apartment.
For a story of four ordinaray characters whose lives intertwine, there was much drama that kept me entertained and awake from beginning to end. I’ll admit that I was drawn to see this movie because I had the idea that it involved a murder and I remember how much I had liked Match Point, the only other Woody Allen movie – aside from perhaps Cassandra Crossing, but whom’s plot escapes me at the moment – that I have really ever liked. The other thing that kept me glued to the screen was Justin Timberlake :*.
Not bad. Lots of talking and family drama.