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Wonder Wheel

Writer-director Woody Allen continues to explore romance across the age divide in a bittersweet drama set in 1950s New York. Humpty Rannell (Jim Belushi) lives on Coney Island at the heart of the amusement park with his second wife Ginny (Kate Winslet) and her 10-year-old son Richie (Jack Gore) from a previous marriage, who has an alarming penchant for setting things on fire. The family is badly fractured and Ginny is desperate for some passion to reinvigorate her stagnant marriage. That spark comes in the form of handsome Coney Island lifeguard and aspiring playwright Mickey Rubin (Justin Timberlake), who seems equally enamoured with the unhappy wife... until Humpty's spoilt daughter Carolina (Juno Temple), from his previous marriage, turns up unannounced and catches Mickey's eye. The two women compete for the lifeguard's fickle affections and their battle of wits and feminine wiles threatens to destroy the Rannell household and everyone in it.