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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

This is the second collaboration between director Todd Haynes and Michelle Williams. The previous was I'm Not There (2007), also starring Julianne Moore. 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

All the Way Down
Written by Trevor Lawrence, Gabriel Mekler, C. C. Williamson
Performed by Little Esther Phillips (as Esther Phillips)
Courtesy of Epic Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Just dreadful...
13 October 2017 | by ieditavidSee all my reviews

When children are the lead characters and have to carry a movie, they need to be able to act. These children cannot and completely tank this film. They are as emotionless as cardboard and even though there is little dialogue, what dialogue there is, isn't delivered with any sort of depth. It's a silent film, wrapped in a musical which is trying to be a period piece, that has no focus. The story itself is quite flimsy and there's not enough story to warrant a 2 hour rambling, aimless film. I found the soundtrack to be overwrought and predictable. Wizard of Oz used the black and white vs. color thing way better. Julie and Julia used cutting between two time periods better. It's a wanna be film in every aspect of it's delusion.


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