At the Movies – Wonder (Extraordinario in Spanish)

2018 Entertainment January 2018 Suzanne A. Marshall

 By Suzanne A. Marshall from the January 2018 Edition

Starring: Jacob Tremblay, Owen Wilson, Julia Roberts,
Izabela Vidovic, Mandy Patinkin

Director: Stephen Chbosky

“Based on the New York Times bestseller ‘Wonder’ tells the inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman. Born with facial differences that, up until now, have prevented him from going to a mainstream school, Auggie becomes the most unlikely of heroes when he enters the local fifth grade. As his family, his new classmates and the larger community all struggle to find their compassion and acceptance, Auggies extraordinary journey will unite them all and prove you can’t blend in when you were born to stand out.”

I loved everything about this movie. The young actor, Jacob Tremblay, gives an astonishing portrayal of Auggie and is supported by the great performances of Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson and all the children’s characters involved. This is such a moving and heart-wrenching story, I found myself quite emotionally overwhelmed. It is one of those movies that stands out amidst a field of science fiction productions and one that will stay with you for a long time. What a breath of fresh air. It’s all about the human spirit, love and acceptance.

IMDB rating is 8.1/10 based on 14,435 viewers.




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