Matthew Broderick Stars in the Bittersweet Comedy “Wonderful World” Premiering As a Sneak Preview on HDNet Movies

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Matthew Broderick Stars in the Bittersweet Comedy “Wonderful World” Premiering As a Sneak Preview on HDNet Movies

Film to Premiere Wednesday, January 6 at 8:00 p.m. ET – Two Days Prior to its National Theatrical Release


DALLAS (December 28, 2009) – HDNet Movies presents a special Sneak Preview of the movie WONDERFUL WORLD, starring Matthew Broderick Wednesday, January 6 at 8:00 p.m. ET.

Critics are raving about WONDERFUL WORLD. The Hollywood Reporter says, “Matthew Broderick delivers his best screen role in quite a while.” And, Paul Fischer of Dark Horizons says that, “Wonderful World is one of the most beautiful movie surprises of the season. A masterful, deeply human and emotive work featuring a stunning performance by Mathew Broderick.”

A bittersweet comedy about families, friends and a frivolous fight against corporate institutions, Matthew Broderick (FINDING AMANDA, “The Producers”) plays Ben Singer, a failed children’s folk singer, a newly unemployed proofreader and an every-other-weekend dad to his young daughter (Jodelle Ferland), who prefers pretty much anything to listening to her dad’s pessimistic ramblings.

Struggling in all aspects of his life, Ben’s only comforts come from smoking marijuana alone and regular chess games with his smart and opinionated Senegalese roommate Ibou (Michael Kenneth Williams, “The Wire,” THE ROAD). When Ibou is suddenly struck ill and an insensitive municipal employee exacerbates the emergency situation, Ben pours his energy into a lawsuit against the city for depraved indifference. Ben’s life begins to turn around with the arrival of Ibou’s beautiful and sexy sister Khadi (Sanaa Lathan, THE FAMILY THAT PREYS) from Senegal, who moves into Ibou’s room in Ben’s apartment. As Ben suspects that it is his own cynicism corroding the beauty around him, he realizes that it’s all a matter of perspective.

WONDERFUL WORLD is the latest installment in the HDNet Movies “Sneak Preview” series. Only HDNet Movies presents exclusive “Sneak Previews” of films to viewers before they premiere in theaters. All Sneak Preview films are free to HDNet Movies subscribers.

HDNet Movies will offer WONDERFUL WORLD as a special Sneak Preview on Wednesday, January 6 at 8:00 p.m. ET, with encore presentations at 9:35 and 11:15 p.m. ET that same evening.

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Only HDNet Movies ( delivers exclusive Sneak Previews of new movies before they hit theaters. The HDNet Movies Sneak Preview series features top Hollywood stars in critically acclaimed performances including Gwyneth Paltrow, Joaquin Phoenix, Demi Moore, Michael Caine, Tom Hanks, Vera Farmiga, Parker Posey, Brian Cox, Matthew Broderick, Brittany Snow, Eric Bana, John Malkovich, Emily Blunt, Robin Williams, Charlize Theron and Kim Basinger.

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