Malice in Wonderland (2009 film)
|Malice in Wonderland|
'Malice In Wonderland DVD cover
|Directed by||Simon Fellows|
Carola Ash |
Albert Martinez Martin
Glenn M. Stewart
|Written by||Jayson Rothwell|
Maggie Grace |
|Distributed by||Sony Pictures Home Entertainment|
The film was released on DVD in the UK on 8 February 2010.
A modern take on the famous fairy tale by Carroll, it is about a university student (Maggie Grace) who is knocked over by a black cab in London. When she wakes up, she has amnesia, lost in a world that is a long way from home—Wonderland. She is dragged through a crazy, twisted underworld filled with bizarre individuals and low-lifers, by the cab driver, Whitey (Danny Dyer). Confused, she tries to find out who she is, where she is from, and use what wits she has left to get back home safe.
Cast and characters
- Maggie Grace as Alice (Mischa Barton was first announced in this role, but this was changed for unknown reasons)
- Danny Dyer as Whitey
- Nathaniel Parker as Harry Hunt
- Matt King as Gonzo
- Pam Ferris as The Duchess
- Bronagh Gallagher as Hattie
- Anthony Higgins as Rex
- Paul Kaye as Caterpillar
- Gary Beadle as Felix Chester
The film was almost universally panned by critics, with most criticism focusing on its screenplay letting down an intriguing premise. It currently holds a 10% 'rotten' critical score on Rotten Tomatoes based on 10 reviews, and 48% audience score based on 878 reviews (as of September 2015), indicating generally negative reviews.