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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 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 »

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Country:

USA

Language:

Spanish | English

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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Newcomer Millicent Simmonds sent a recording of her audition to director Todd Haynes who in turn sent it on to Julianne Moore who instantly approved of the 14-year-old. Millicent, who is deaf in real life, had to communicate on-set primarily through American Sign Language interpreters. 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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Space Oddity
Written by David Bowie
Performed by David Bowie
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Incredibly slow and pointless for most of the film
3 October 2017 | by vestreneSee all my reviews

Went to see the film without knowing anything about it except Julianne Moore being in it - normally a strong sell for me.

I was exceptionally close to walking out of the theater for over the first hour. Not because the performances were bad or anything, it was just... pointless. Devoid of drama, impetus, momentum. There was nothing. It was like watching a sophomore film-maker discovering his camera for the first time, and just "filming neat things".

There's about 25 minutes of good film in here, but that's what they should have made - a 25 minute short film.

Those 25 minutes were touching, but not as much as the thought of getting 2 hours of my life back.


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