The most significant memories may be those of Sharon (Lisa Kudrow’s strongest performance to date), Holmes’ long suffering, estranged wife. She feels disgusted and betrayed by his porn career but can’t bring herself to cut him out of her life completely. Her recollection of a bizarre visit from Holmes shortly after the murders provides valuable illumination on what really happened that night on Wonderland Avenue.
Excellent performances and creative editing elevate Wonderland from what could have been a typical exploitation movie. The two-perspective mystery element is engaging enough to make you abandon your preconceptions and get engrossed in the storyline.
Special features include Wadd: The Life and Times of John C. Holmes (A documentary about John Holmes rise to fame in the porn industry) and a truncated version of LAPD video of the Wonderland crime scene. The crime scene video features none other than Tom Lange (LAPD detective of O.J. Simpson trial fame) and is extremely graphic and not for the weak of stomach.
Reviewer Rating: 4 out of 5 stars.