• Publication date: March 18, 2013

Wonderful World

The most negative man in the world is Ben Singer, a recently-divorced failed children’s folk singer turned proofreader, who’s only highlight in life are his chess games with his roommate Ibou. When Ibou falls into a diabetic coma, Ben’s life is thrown into a tailspin. But then his sister Khadi comes from Senegal to be by his side, and somehow that changes Ben for the better...

Program data

Duration: 90

Production Year: 2009

MBC Max:

July 21, 2013 20:30 (KSA) ~ July 21, 2013 19:30 (CLT)

"... it's a comic fable about the most negative man in the world" describes film director Joshua Goldin; the most negative man in the world being Ben Singer (Matthew Broderick), a recently-divorced failed children’s folk singer turned proofreader, who’s only highlight in life are his chess games with his roommate Ibou (Michael Kenneth Williams). Even his teen daughter Sandra (Jodelle Ferland) finds her time with Ben so unbearable that she keeps coming up with excuses to avoid him completely.

All of a sudden Ben’s life is thrown into a tailspin when Ibou falls into a diabetic coma. But then his sister Khadi (Sanaa Lathan) comes from Senegal to be by his side, and somehow that changes Ben for the better...  

Starring:

  • Matthew Broderick
  • Sanaa Lathan
  • Michael Kenneth Williams
  • Philip Baker Hall
  • Ally Walker
  • Jesse Tyler Ferguson
  • Jodelle Ferland
  • Patrick Carney

Directed by:  Joshua Goldin

Rating:  R for language, some drug use and sexual content.