Based on the New York Times bestseller, this movie tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters the fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time.
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
R.J. Palacio: During the graduation scene, as one of the audience members; she can be seen sitting next to Jack Will's mother (Nicole Oliver) behind the Pullmans. See more »
When Auggie's dad drags the Christmas tree out of the house, the tree is held by the bottom in the first two shots; in the third shot when the tree is almost through the door, the tree is held by the top. See more »
Be kind, for everyone is fighting a hard battle. And if you really wanna see what people are, all you have to do is look.
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Drawings of Auggie as an astronaut appear in the credits. See more »
Blues for Bechet
Written by Jacques Gauthé
Performed by Jacques Gauthé and The Creole Rice Jazz Band
Courtesy of Concord Music Group, Inc. See more »
Not perfect, but damn well close to it
First of all, I gotta say that I read the book. I absolutely loved the book. Now, I wasn't going to raise my expectations for the movie adaptation because we all know how movies disappoint in comparison to the book. Wonder however, stays true to the book, which is its major redeeming point. I thought it would be some modified, really boring movie that would make me sigh throughout the whole 2 hours as I pointed out key flaws and differences between the movie and book (because I'm one of those people), but I loved it. The acting was INCREDIBLE, the story stayed true to the book (they only left out a flew plot points rather than invent their own) and it was overall a great experience. When I got out of the cinema, so many people were crying or said they had cried and I was overjoyed to find out that I wasn't the only person who felt touched. The child actors are fantastic, but overall there wasn't one bad actor. IF you were considering seeing this movie but weren't sure because you thought it might be boring, trust me, it's really worth the watch!!
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