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Overall B

In this examination of prejudice, Jewish immigrants Victor and Ruth Wiseman (Stanley Townsend and Emily Woof) find their English neighbors rather offish --until an even less welcome Jamaican family moves onto the street. Now the community wants their help shooing away the newcomers. But eleven-year-old David Wiseman (Sam Smith), oblivious to the social pressure, befriends Dennis Samuels (Delroy Lindo) and his daughter Judy (Leonie Elliot) because they share his passion for the game of cricket.

Violence C+
Sexual Content B-
Profanity B
Substance Use B-

MPAA Rating: PG for thematic material, some violence, sensuality, language including racial remarks, and brief smoking by minors.

Talk to your kids about…

Wondrous Oblivion

What are some of the pressures new immigrants may face? What compels Victor to put in long hours at the shop? What stresses does Ruth face at home? How do racial tensions add to the difficulties experienced by the Samuels family?

What does David learn about real friendship? In what ways does the arrival of the Samuels eventually change the neighborhood?