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Based on the New York Times bestseller, WONDER tells the incredibly 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 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.Written by
The book Via reads on the steps while talking to Justin is "Lessons I Never Learned at Meadowbrook Academy", written by director Stephen Chbosky's wife Liz Maccie. See more »
When Isabel is typing on her laptop computer during the Christmas/New Year's Eve montage, the date on the computer screen reads as April 3rd. See more »
How are you?
Good. And guess what? I got in a fight.
[shows his grazed elbow]
Oh my God, you're bleeding! Are you okay?
Auggie got in a fight.
[Checks on Auggie's elbow]
That's terrible. I'm sorry.
Did you win?
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Drawings of Auggie as an astronaut appear in the credits. See more »
Having read other reviews that criticize that this movie is not realistic, I felt the urge to write my very first review here. I was thinking about the following questions:
does this movie have to be realistic?
what if it shows us an ideal to strive after?
wouldn't "Wonder" be a good title?
In my opinion this movie is not necessarily realistic (yet) but optimistic. It does not have to be realistic, because it is (of course) a fictional movie and showing something most people will not have experienced in their lives. Here, I'm especially referring to people that got bullied at school. All too often, those people are left alone and stuck in their situation. Over years, they may get permanently threatened, often with no or very few external help. The reasons for that are manyfold, but often boil down to something superficial. I do know that - not really from the bullied but from the bully side.
Back at my school days, it did happen that I was in groups bullying minorities. At those moments, we felt stronger, I guess. But with hindsight, I felt actually bad, knowing that even the slightest participation in such things is bad. Even looking away is bad.
Courage is what I was missing at these days, and I regretted it. This movie shows even "stupid" people like me that there is a way out and people can manage to act differently. In that sense the movie is optimistically showing an ideal. But people often need to be taken by the hand, to be shown alternative ways of behaving, so they can strive after such behavior. This movie reminded me of that, and it felt good watching it. Even if the movie nowadays has to be titled "Wonder", it is a step towards making this wonder come alive. Believe in it!
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