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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.

Wondrous Oblivion

The most recent home video release of this 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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