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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 who's life she chronicles in her scrapbook; in 1977, Ben runs away from home to find his father.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Rose
... Lillian Mayhew / Rose
... Walter
... Dr. Kincaid, Rose's Father
... Otto, Museum Guard
... Workman
... Pearl, The Maid
... Dr. Gill, Teacher of the Deaf
Carole Addabbo ... Miss Conrad at the Museum
Howard Seago ... Remy Rubin, Theater Director
... Stage Manager
... Valentin (as John McGinty)
Mark A. Keeton ... Shopkeeper
... Window Dresser
... Officer Engel
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Tells the tale of two children separated by fifty years. In 1927, Rose searches for the actress who's life she chronicles in her scrapbook; in 1977, Ben runs away from home to find his father.

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

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

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$65,882, 22 October 2017, Limited Release

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$1,033,632, 10 December 2017
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In the book, the story of Rose is told alternatively without text, but with graphics to allow the readers' to experience Rose's story in the same way she felt escaping to New York City through her eyes and the silence of her life. See more »

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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 »

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Ben: How do you know my name?
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Also Sprach Zarathustra
Written by Richard Strauss (as Richard De Strauss)
Arranged by Eumir Deodato
Performed by Eumir Deodato (as Deodato)
Courtesy of Legacy Recordings
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
Courtesy of King Record Co., Ltd.
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Stopping wonder if it makes sense, and just sit back and enjoy
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Director Todd Haynes ("Carol") has brought forth yet another slow paced film with "Wonderstruck". Containing almost no dialogue, the strong score (by Carter Burwell) fills the void of the voices and provides all the sounds of the emotions and environment in which the two main terrific child actors Ben (Oakes Fegley "Pete's Dragon") and Rose (relative newcomer and deaf actress Millicent Simmonds) encounter. At Ben's side, and with a voice, is his new friend and equally talented young actor Jamie (Jaden Michael "Baby Jaguar VO in Dora the Explorer) who unexpectedly helps move the two very different yet parallel stories of Ben and Rose along. While the jumping back and forth from the eras of 1920 (Rose) and 1970's (Ben) kept the film interesting, additional flashbacks explaining Ben's history, a cameo by Michelle Williams as Ben's mom, and double character rolls by Julianne Moore (as Lillian Mayhew and the older Rose) just left me confused and frustrated. Not frustrated enough to walk out, but enough that I just went with the flow and stopped trying to figure things out. Carter Burwell's score will surely be in Oscar consideration, Haynes' ability to capture the various periods will find Oscar traction, and costumes wizard Sandy Powell will once again be in the running for an Award. The film is based on book by Brian Selznick's, and I can hope the storyline in the book was easier to follow.


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