Episode 25 – Wonder Wheel (2016)

The Woody Allen Pages Podcast
The Woody Allen Pages Podcast
Episode 25 - Wonder Wheel (2016)

Wonder Wheel is the 47th film written and directed by Woody Allen.

The film stars Kate Winslet as Ginny, a former small time actress who has ended up a waitress at the faded Coney Island in the 50s. An affair with the local lifeguard Mickey (Justin Timberlake) can’t make her happy either, especially when her husband’s estranged daughter Carolina (Juno Temple) turns up.

This is a tight, taut and claustrophobic drama about flawed people. It unfolds like a play anchored by an incredible performance from Kate Winslet, who sits in a beautiful backdrop of a recreated Coney Island from another time.

Welcome to the Woody Allen Pages podcast. This week we look at 2017’s Wonder Wheel. How it was conceived, how it was made and how it’s really, really bleak. Spoilers are everywhere, so watch the film then come back.

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  1. I watched this again after listening to this. I love this movie, maybe his best drama IMO. Kate was wonderful and I really wish she didn’t regret doing it. Everyone was good in it. A late career triumph although I like Rainy Day even more. Still this may be my second favorite of the last 10 years.

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