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Still shot from the movie: Wondrous Oblivion.

Wondrous Oblivion

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. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: B
Violence: C+
Sexual Content: B-
Language: B
Drugs/Alcohol: B-
Theater Release:
Video Release: 20 Mar 2007
MPAA Rating: PG
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

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?

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