An Incredible Cast Anchors “The Great New Wonderful,” As They Show How The Terrorist Attacks Changed Everything — And Nothing

July 11, 2017 — The events of 9/11 were traumatic, especially for New Yorkers. They lived through it, they experienced it. Some of them lost someone they loved; all of them lost a sense of security.

But what happened to them a year later? Most of them would have said that they had gotten through the worst of it. But had they.

A Great New Wonderful follows a group of New Yorkers, people who are completely disconnected except by their location and experience. They are not people whose recollection of 9/11 colors all the do — as a matter of fact, the terrorist attacks are never mentioned. But can anyone feel the same afterwards?

Emme (Maggie Gyllenhaal) is a pastry chef whose fame is going to her head and threatens another pastry chef (Edie Falco). A ¬†couple (Tom McCarthy and Judy Greer) learns that their problem- prone 10-year old son is being thrown out of the private school they have struggled to keep him in (by headmaster Stephen Colbert). Judie (Olympia Dukakis) meets an old acquaintance without whom Judie would probably have lived out her boring, “same old” days. Avi and Satish (Naseeruddin Shah and Sharat Saxena) are security guards who are forced to live up to their macho boasts; Tony Shalhoub attempts to counsel the one person (Jim Gaffigan) directly involved in the attacks.

For each of these people, a routine has given them something to rely upon, and also something to hide behind.

Will Arnett, Jim Parsons, Ari Graynor and Tony Kushner also co-star in this comedy-drama.

The Great New Wonderful is available for pre-order on DVD and Blu-ray, or you can stream it immediately on Amazon Video.
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