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
Wonder is such a great movie! My daughters and I have watched it together at least 15 times, and I still cry every single time. It’s one of our very favorite movies. It made us want to read the books together, too.
I absolutely loved this movie. Fantastic acting and story line. The movie was wonderful and had a lot of lesson learning and teaching moments. So much heart and love in this script. I thought it was a fun family movie night watch. Love my Blu Ray copy as well. Worth the watch and worth the money spent.
I enjoyed watching this movie with the family because you never should judge a book bye its cover.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Owned for more than 2 years when reviewed.
Amazing story of a boy trying to fit in and the challenge of others around him to stand up for good. I particularly like the story of the sister in this movie. Sweet and considerate of her brother. Loved her role!
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.