A ten-year-old boy with a facial deformity (Jacob Tremblay) attends school for the first time when he begins the fifth grade. With the support of his mother (Julia Roberts) and father (Owen Wilson), he learns how to make friends and adjust to his new environment. Meanwhile, those around him learn not to judge a book by its cover. Wonder was directed by Stephen Chbosky (The Perks of Being a Wallflower), and was adapted from the best-selling novel by R.J. Palacio.~Violet LeVoit
There is nothing more cruel than being bullying, and the story to tell in this movie is handcrafted in a way to touch your heart, is sad, powerful, lovely, romantic and cruel, but the reality is showing in this movie, how we live, and for those kids who doesn't understand that bullying is wrong I hope they watch this movie and learn what you can do more good things with others than bullying.
We all live our busy lives thinking everything is ok, and sometimes, we forget a little bit our kids, I'm not here to tell you how to live your life, but if we are more aware than what we think we are we can control the behavior of our children that all, what a movie, very touching. Even though this is not a true story but inspired in real events, very well done.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Really worth watching! Spectacular!
This movie really has a lot of potential to change culture in a positive way. I’d call it a “didactic” movie, intended to teach a moral lesson. Augie Pullman is a boy with a severe facial deformity, and after several years of being homeschooled, he’s ready to enter school with classmates who naturally keep a distance from him. It surprised me that the movie didn’t stay just with his viewpoint, but sometimes had sections of narration told from the perspectives of his close family and friends, and how his trials impacted them in positive and negative ways. The relationships within the family feel very authentic, with perfect chemistry especially between Owen Wilson and Julia Roberts. They play Augie’s parents. Jacob Tremblay plays Augie, and he’s outstanding. Several other ways the movie defied my expectations: 1) Augie is a complex character, often incorrigible and kind of naughty and not just a victim. 2) The movie made me sympathize with more people than just him, including his longsuffering sister who hardly ever gets parental attention given to her. 3) The bully who escalates the threats on Pullman is not as hardened as he initially seems. 4) Augie becomes a paragon of the human spirit of discovery, more than just an inspiration for enduring rejection. He shows more interest in discovering the world than people who have normal faces. I don’t know why that is, unless he’s just more introspective due to his deformity.
The movie is quite touching, and it ought to be shown in schools and hopefully will. It belongs to all people, kids and adults, and is equally accessible to any intelligence level.
It's brilliant what arts can achieve in the wake of this hopelessness we feel about the world. Not only in terms of the already existing evils like violence, wars, politicians, capitalism; but in terms of daily human internal struggle, problem of acceptance, fear of unknown, pluralistic ignorance, bullying. Not everything is a government problem. Some problems are upto citizens and society to handle. This film showcases how we've created such a tough world for anyone who "we think" is so different, whether on appearance, or views, or physical/ mental disability. And that it can be better, the movie has only propagated love, kindness, friendship, helpfulness, patience. It can only be with steps like these we can make a better world to live in; one day, one film at a time.