Wonder

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  113 min.
Release Date: November 17, 2017
Digital: January 30, 2018
DVD/Blu-ray: February 13, 2018

Current rating: Rating: 3.44
based on 504 votes and 138 reviews
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Cast: Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, Jacob Tremblay, Mandy Patinkin, Daveed Diggs, Izabela Vidovic, Noah Jupe

Synopsis

Auggie Pullman (Jacob Tremblay) was born with a facial deformity and has had 27 surgeries in order to help him to breathe, see, and hear without a hearing aid, but he still looks different from other kids. He's been homeschooled up to now by his mother, Isabel (Julia Roberts), but now that he's 10, she's decided he should go to school with other children at the beginning of fifth grade. 

Before the school year begins, he's introduced to three kids — Jack Will (Noah Jupe), Julian (Bryce Gheisar) and Charlotte (Elle McKinnon) — who show him around school, but as time goes on, Julian quickly proves to be a bully, often making fun of Auggie. Meanwhile, Auggie's sister Via (Izabela Vidovic) is struggling with her own problems fitting in at high school, while Auggie's father (Owen Wilson) reassures his son that everyone has troubles. 

Based on the New York Times bestseller by R.J. Palacio.

Canadian Connection  Canadian Connection: Filmed in Vancouver. Jacob Tremblay and many of the cast members are Canadian.

Director: Stephen Chbosky
Studio: Entertainment One
Producer(s): David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman
Screenplay: Steve Conrad, Jack Thorne
Official Site: wonder.movie

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  • 4 stars "I liked the theme and the outcome. It was heartwarming and wonderful."
  • 5 stars "A very touching and well-acted movie that will appeal to both children and parents. A very pleasant surprise!"
  • 4 stars "Very well done . Owen Wilson, Julia Roberts, and the supporting cast were excellent. A very good family movie with no bad language and a touching story . Enjoyed it over all although such a lovely outcome and happy ending less likely in today`s world ."