Wonderful World What happened to Matthew Broderick? When and why did he go from the very picture of goofy, energetic youthfulness to the downbeat and browbeaten exemplar of unhappiness he has been in pretty much everything since "Election"? In "Wonderful World," Broderick plays Ben Singer, a performer of children's music who has retreated from the world. Broderick's sad-sack misanthropy is often taken as a given and the film never quite explores the hidden corners of his character's psyche. (Mark Olsen, Jan. 8) (1:35) R.
Youth in Revolt isn't bad -- the cast is too good for it to be bad -- but archly comic coming-of-age fables are tricky things. Without Michael Cera, "Youth in Revolt" wouldn't be much of anything. (Michael Phillips, Jan. 8) (1:30) R.