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British Jews’ ambivalence up to bat in ‘Wondrous’

Is it cricket?

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/arts/article/british_jews_ambivalence_up_to_bat_in_wondrous_20061117

David Wiseman is a 12-year-old Jewish boy growing up in London in the early 1960s, and his passion is cricket. He spends most of his free time rearranging and talking to his card collection of British and West Indian cricket greats, who in turn talk back to him.The movie about David, his immigrant parents and the changing neighborhood and country in which he grows up was originally called, "Outfielder," a title that might have attracted legions of unwitting baseball fans in the United States. Now, the more awkward title is "Wondrous Oblivion," and if that turns off potential viewers, it will be their loss.

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