Next Stop Wonderland (1998)
distributed by MIRAMAX FILMS
A bittersweet, romantic comedy about two lonely strangers and the whimsical turns of fate that seem to lead them everywhere.... except into each others arms.
Erin (Hope Davis) is a nightshift nurse who has grown overly accustomed to her monastic routine. Her meddlesome mother (Holland Taylor) thinks its time she stop sulking... and takes out a Personal ad for her. Erin is appalled and refuses... until her curiosity gets the best of her.
Alan (Alan Gelfant) is a struggling plumber with big ambitions... but even bigger debts. He's blackmailed by a loan shark (Vic Argo) to committ an absurd crime in order to pay off his debt. Only he can't bring himself to do it.
As Alan searches for a way out, Erin searches for that right man. Fate pushes their parrallel stories further and further apart, until, just as each thinks they've finally found what their looking for, a simple chance moment brings them together.