Wonder Wheel Parent Guide
Life is no amusement park.
Rating & Content Info
Why is Wonder Wheel rated PG-13? Wonder Wheel is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for thematic content including some sexuality, language and smokingViolence:
- Portrayals of non-graphic violence.
- Disturbing scenes.
- Infrequent portrayals of implied sexual activity, with no nudity and some detail.
- Sexual references and innuendo.
- Embracing and kissing.
Approximately 13 instances of coarse language, including:
- Frequent use of cursing and profanity.
- Infrequent use of ethno-cultural slurs.
Alcohol / Drug Use:
- Infrequent portrayals of alcohol and tobacco use in recreational and historical contexts.
Page last updated December 18, 2017
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News About "Wonder Wheel"
Wonder Wheel is writer/director Woody Allen's annual picture. He has been releasing at least one film per year since 1958. This one is scheduled to release on December 1, 2017, which also happens to be Woody Allen's 82nd birthday.
The plot of this 2017 production includes a miserable woman (Kate Winslet), her abusive husband (Jim Belushi), an illegitimate child (Juno Temple), and a nosey lifeguard (Justin Timberlake). All live around Coney Island, a New York City neighborhood that boasts an amusement park, with rides and attractions that are privately owned and operated. In this production, the setting is the 1950s.
The Wonder Wheel is in fact a real ferris wheel at Coney Island. (Unlike the characters of this movie, who are fictions.) Now named Deno's Wonder Wheel, it was designated an official New York City landmark by the City's Landmarks Preservation Commission in 1989. One of the oldest attractions at the park, it has an impeccable safety record and has provided over 35 million rides.
Like Allen's 2016 Café Society, the script features a subplot about mobsters. A Mafia presence is part of the history of New York City.
Cast and Crew
Wonder Wheel is directed by Woody Allen and stars James Belushi, Debi Mazar, Juno Temple. Justin Timberlake, Kate Winslet.