Wonder

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  113 min.
In theatres: November 17, 2017

Current rating: Rating: 3.56
based on 38 votes and 13 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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  • 5 stars "Every family with school aged children should see this movie WITH their kids."
  • 1 star "predictable; its the same plot that has been done so many times before."
  • 1 star "Maudlin, syrupy film, the kind that used to be regulated to made-for-tv movies. Predictable and baldly manipulative. Child actor Trembay is fine, but Julia Roberts is bad as usual (she is simply incapable of projecting warmth or authenticity convincingly.) Owen Wilson barely registers at all. Skip it."