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The Great New WonderfulThe self-absorbed New Yorkers who inhabit The Great New Wonderful are an antsy lot in 2002: An aggressive entrepreneur (Maggie Gyllenhaal...The Great New WonderfulDrama, ComedyPT88MRThe self-absorbed New Yorkers who inhabit The Great New Wonderful are an antsy lot in 2002: An aggressive entrepreneur (Maggie Gyllenhaal...2006-07-05Jim GaffiganOlympia DukakisTony ShalhoubJim Gaffigan, Olympia Dukakis, Tony ShalhoubFirst Independent Pictures

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The Great New Wonderful

Genre: Drama, Comedy; Starring: Edie Falco, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jim Gaffigan, Olympia Dukakis, Tony Shalhoub; Director: Danny Leiner; Author: Sam Catlin; Release Date Limited: 06/23/2006; Status: In Season; Runtime (in minutes): 88; MPAA Rating: R; Distributor: First Independent Pictures

The self-absorbed New Yorkers who inhabit The Great New Wonderful are an antsy lot in 2002: An aggressive entrepreneur (Maggie Gyllenhaal) schemes to crush a competitor (Edie Falco), a placid company drone (Jim Gaffigan) roils with internal rage, an old woman (Olympia Dukakis) stalls in an ancient marital rut. Working from a stagy script by Sam Catlin, director Danny Leiner uses a dainty palette of tristesse (untouched when he made Dude, Where’s My Car?) to suggest that the shadow of 9/11 makes every discontent more pathetic.

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