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Wonder (2017)

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Based on the New York Times bestseller, WONDER tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters 5th grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time.

Director:

Stephen Chbosky

Writers:

Stephen Chbosky (screenplay by), Steve Conrad (screenplay by) (as Steven Conrad) | 2 more credits »
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'Wonder' Stars Talk About How It's Rude to Stare

Julia Roberts, Jacob Tremblay, and Owen Wilson talk about how staring can make someone feel uncomfortable — something Auggie in Wonder has to deal with every day.

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 23 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jacob Tremblay ... Auggie
Owen Wilson ... Nate
Izabela Vidovic ... Via
Julia Roberts ... Isabel
Mark Dozlaw ... Teenage Doctor
Rukiya Bernard ... Nurse
Jennifer March Jennifer March ... Neonatologist
Mandy Patinkin ... Mr. Tushman
Noah Jupe ... Jack Will
Bryce Gheisar ... Julian
Elle McKinnon ... Charlotte
Daveed Diggs ... Mr. Browne
Ty Consiglio ... Amos
Kyle Breitkopf ... Miles
James A Hughes ... Henry (as James Hughes)
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Storyline

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 Lionsgate

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Auggie Pullman will change your world. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements including bullying, and some mild language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Hong Kong

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 November 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Extraordinario See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$132,422,809

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$304,924,912
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Siblings Jacob Tremblay and Emma Tremblay are both featured in this movie together. Their father, Jason Tremblay, is also in the movie. See more »

Goofs

When Auggie's dad drags the Christmas tree out of the house the tree is in the first two shots held by the bottom, in the third shot when the tree is almost through the door the tree is held by the top. See more »

Quotes

Via: You can't blend in when you were born to stand out.
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Connections

References Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) See more »

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DARKER
Written and Performed by Hannah Hoberman
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A Heartwarming Story of Friendship and Perseverance
20 November 2017 | by Fletcher ConnerSee all my reviews

Wonder is the story of Auggie Pullman (Jacob Tremblay) a boy born with severe facial deformities as he goes to school for the first time in fifth grade. Middle school is probably the least forgiving environment he could be entering, as anyone who has ever met an eleven year old could tell you, but he has a strong support network with his parents (Owen Wilson and Julia Roberts) and his sister (Izabela Vidovic).

If the story had only focused on Auggie it would have been good, but what set it apart was that it branched out. A lot of time is devoted to his sister, Via, as she is also facing a tough transition in her life as she begins high school. She is used to having to take care of herself because Auggie requires so much attention and she is able to put her own problems on the backburner to be there to support her little brother.

They also look through the eyes of some of Auggie and Via's friends to see how Auggie has impacted their lives. This really helps the viewer connect with the film and really makes it work as a engrossing and heartwarming picture.


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