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Wonderstruck (2017)

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Tells the tale of two children separated by fifty years. In 1927, Rose searches for the actress whose life she chronicles in her scrapbook; in 1977, Ben runs away from home to find his father.

Director:

Todd Haynes

Writers:

Brian Selznick (screenplay by), Brian Selznick (based on the book by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Millicent Simmonds ... Rose
Julianne Moore ... Lillian Mayhew / Rose
Cory Michael Smith ... Walter
James Urbaniak ... Dr. Kincaid, Rose's Father
Damian Young ... Otto, Museum Guard
Patrick Murney ... Workman
Lauren Ridloff ... Pearl, The Maid
Anthony Natale ... Dr. Gill, Teacher of the Deaf
Carole Addabbo Carole Addabbo ... Miss Conrad at the Museum
Howard Seago Howard Seago ... Remy Rubin, Theater Director
Brian Berrebbi ... Stage Manager
John P. McGinty ... Valentin (as John McGinty)
Mark A. Keeton ... Shopkeeper
Patrick Wiley ... Window Dresser
Garrett Zuercher ... Officer Engel
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Storyline

The film interlaces two stories set fifty years apart, switching frequently between them. Each tells the story of a child's quest. In 1927, Rose runs away from her father's New Jersey home to find her mother/idol, the actress Lillian Mayhew. In 1977, recently orphaned Ben runs away from his Minnesota home in search of his father..

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It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.

Genres:

Drama | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements and smoking | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

20 October 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Muzej čudesa See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$65,882, 22 October 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,033,632, 10 December 2017
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

When Rose (Millicent Simmonds) writes Lilian Mayhew (Julianne Moore) in the Mayhew stage's room to talk her, Rose uses her left hand to write. When Mayhew replies Rose writing, Mayhew too uses her left hand to write. In real-life both Simmonds and Moore are left-handed. See more »

Goofs

When Ben enters the rotunda of the American Museum of Natural History, he walks past the mounted skeletons of the Allosaurus attacking a Barosaurus defending its young, as seen in the museum today. However, this exhibit was not mounted until 1991, and wouldn't have been seen in 1977. See more »

Quotes

Ben: How do you know my name?
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Soundtracks

Space Oddity
Written by David Bowie
Performed by The Langley Schools Music Project
Courtesy of Bar/None Records
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it's what you see..
25 April 2018 | by merelyaninnuendoSee all my reviews

Wonderstruck

A genuinely moving throwback to all those early silent features that used to endorse humanity in the most innocent and subtle way possible with a keen sense of awareness on installing touching details about its pragmatic characters and the eerie bubble that it resides in. Todd Haynes's brilliant execution skills factors in its favor but the real gem in here is Brian Selznick's smart adaptation for the screen. Julianne Moore and Michelle Williams are good supporters to these brilliant young actors i.e. Oakes Fegley and Millicent Simmonds (her portrayal overpowers everyone on screen). Wonderstruck walks on two different lines set in its own palpable tone where even though "the 1977" part has more material to feed, "the 1927" one steals the show for its poetic nature that draws out the best emotion from the screen.


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