“Wonder” characters August “Auggie” Pullman (Jacob Tremblay) and his mother (Julia Roberts) sit at a meeting with the principal at Auggie’s new school. “Wonder” was released by Lionsgate on Nov. 17. Photo Fair Use of Variety.
“Wonder,” released on Nov. 17 by Lionsgate, will keep viewers engaged with great acting and dialogue that lives up to the bestselling book by R. J. Palacio it was based on.
Based on the bestselling novel by R.J. Palacio, the movie “Wonder” was released on Nov. 17. After being anticipated by fans of the heartwarming novel of the same name, the movie adaptation exceeds all expectations with great acting and a moving storyline that will keep viewers engaged throughout the whole movie.
The plot of “Wonder” explores the well-known theme of a misfit’s struggle to fit in. Auggie Pullman (Jacob Tremblay), a 10-year-old boy born with Treacher Collins syndrome, has been homeschooled all his life as a result of his condition.
When Auggie enters fifth grade and begins attending a private school for the first time, he is faced with many challenges, and several fellow students struggle to find acceptance towards him. With the help of his family, a kind teacher and some good friends, Auggie learns how to be a happy, normal kid and not to let his condition hold him back.
Directed by bestselling author Stephen Chbosky, “Wonder” has a cast that is excellent in all respects, leaving nothing more to be desired. Jacob Tremblay does a wonderful job as Auggie, with a performance that is both emotional and engaging. Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson, who star as Auggie’s parents, Daveed Diggs, who plays his supportive teacher, and Izabela Vidovic, who portrays his sister, all do a beautiful job of making the story come to life.
“Wonder” is a truly excellent movie which exhibits something rare; a story that both moves and amuses the audience, with the inspiring theme that one’s appearance can only hold them back if they let it. Every part of the movie is well-done, from the production and acting to the storyline which will both make viewers laugh and bring them to tears.
Wholesome and heartwarming, “Wonder” is a film that viewers can’t help falling in love with, and is more than worth their time.