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Wondrous Oblivion

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-

Why is Wondrous Oblivion rated PG? The MPAA rated Wondrous Oblivion PG for thematic material, some violence, sensuality, language including racial remarks, and brief smoking by minors.

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Why is Wondrous Oblivion rated PG? Wondrous Oblivion is rated PG by the MPAA for thematic material, some violence, sensuality, language including racial remarks, and brief smoking by minors.

Prejudice is often felt more than seen on the quiet London street where the Wiseman family tries hard to fit in. It does, however, become more evident when a lively Jamaican family moves next door. Adults are seen drinking at home and at social events. A shop owner smokes, as does one of David’s teachers. After school, a group of his friends invites David to share a cigarette with him. Although Ruth is initially concerned about their new neighbors, she finds herself smitten with Dennis and makes increasing invitations to him. At a party, they are shown sensually dancing. Later she goes to his house and the couple is seen kissing. These actions increase the tension in the neighborhood and as a result, one house is doused with gas and set on fire. Some brief profanities and racial slurs are also used in the script.

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British Columbia Not Rated
Alberta Not Rated
Manitoba Not Rated -----
Ontario Not Rated
Quebec Not Rated
Martimes Not Rated
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Cast and Crew

Wondrous Oblivion is directed by and stars Delroy Londo, Emily Woof, Stanley Townsend. Sam Smith.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Wondrous Oblivion movie is March 20, 2007. Here are some details…

Wondrous Oblivion bowls onto DVD with a commentary by director Paul Morrison, a behind-the-scenes featurette, and some previews of other films made by Palm Pictures. The audio track is available in English (5.1 Surround Sound).

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