Wonder-ful? To say Wonder looks heartwarming sounds like the kind of movie you’d run a million miles away from – and I normally would to, but there was something about the way this one panned out which really drew me in.
It’s based on the New York Times bestseller (hopefully better than their use of police intelligence leaks!), and tells the tale of August Pullman (Jacob Tremblay – Room), a boy with facial differences who enters fifth grade. Up until that point, they prevented him from going to a mainstream school, but from then, he becomes the most unlikely of heroes. As his family, his new classmates, and the larger community all struggle to discover their compassion and acceptance, Auggie’s extraordinary journey will unite them all and prove you can’t blend in when you were born to stand out.
Wonder is released in the UK on December 8th. My only reservation is that if you’re searching for “Wonder”, then the only thing that’ll come up top in the searches, this year, will be Wonder Woman. Hence, a different title might’ve helped.
Also stars: Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, Mandy Patinkin, Sonia Braga
Check out the trailer below and click on the poster for the full-size image.
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