Won­der Wheel (12)

The Galloway News - - REVIEWS -

While not vin­tage Woody Allen, Won­der Wheel still rates as one of his bet­ter post-2000 flicks.

Help­ing it stand out from his in­fe­rior ef­forts is how gorgeous the film looks; the 1950s time pe­riod jumps out of the screen, of­ten bathed in sun­light.

We’re also treated to an­other strong turn from Kate Winslet and Justin Tim­ber­lake sup­plies small doses of charm.

But James Belushi can’t res­cue his de­testable carousel op­er­a­tor and given the real-life con­tro­versy sur­round­ing Allen’s past, there’s no es­cap­ing the dis­com­fort you feel watch­ing the way he treats his fe­male char­ac­ters here.

Won­der Wheel is worth giv­ing a whirl but you won’t want to get back on for a sec­ond ride.

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