In this comedy about families and friends, Matthew Broderick plays pessimistic Ben Singer, a failed children's musician who is a newly unemployed proofreader and an every-other-weekend dad to his young daughter. One of his only pleasures comes from chess games with his intelligent and opinionated Senegalese roommate Ibou. When Ibou is suddenly struck Ill, Ben's life begins to turn around with the arrival of Ibou's beautiful sister Khadi. Sanaa Lathan and Michael K. Williams costar in this film written and directed by Josh Goldin.
Michael Kenneth Williams,Phillip Baker Hall,Sanaa Lathan,Philip Baker Hall,Matthew Broderick
Ben Singer (Matthew Broderick) is a failed children's folk singer, a career proofreader, a compulsive marijuana smoker, and a less-than-extraordinary weekend dad. He's also the most negative man alive. Floundering in all aspects of his life, Ben's only comfort comes from regular chess games and friendly debates on game theory with his Senegalese roommate Ibou (Michael Kenneth Williams). When Ibou is suddenly struck ill, and an insensitive municipal employee exacerbates the emergency situation, Ben's pessimistic worldview seems unequivocally confirmed. His only recourse is to pour his energies into a frivolous lawsuit against the city for depraved indifference. But Ben soon finds that cynicism may be all a matter of perspective. WONDERFUL WORLD is directed by Josh Goldin and also features Sanaa Lathan and Philip Baker Hall.