Wonder

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Wonder
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Genre: Drama
Directed By: Stephen Chbosky
Written By: R.J. Palacio (original book)
Stephen Chbosky
Jack Thorne
Steve Conrad
Starring: Julia Roberts
Owen Wilson
Jacob Tremblay
Mandy Patinkin
Daveed Diggs
Distributed By: Lionsgate
Release Date: November 17th, 2017
Runtime: 113 minutes
Country: United States

Wonder is a 2017 American drama film directed by Stephen Chbosky and written by Jack Thorne, Steve Conrad, and Chbosky, based on the 2012 novel of the same name by R.J. Palacio. The film stars Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, and Jacob Tremblay, and follows a child with Treacher Collins syndrome trying to fit in.

Wonder was released in the United States on November 17, 2017, by Lionsgate, and has grossed $305 million worldwide.

Why It Rocks

  1. It's emotional, charming, sympathetic, and likable.
  2. Although the film is not based on any true events, it manages to feel as real as possible.
  3. Talented acting.
  4. The dialogue is really splendid.
  5. Songs from other bands or famous people in the film like "We're Going to Be Friends" for example are really fun songs to put inside the movie.
  6. Amazing music soundtrack.
  7. The slice of life story is very well-done.
  8. The ending is great.
  9. The moments mostly are either really heartwarming, emotional, or really spectacular, like Jack apologizing to Auggie on a Minecraft server, the heartwarming Christmas sequence and the very emotional and sad moment of the death of the Pullmans' dog, Daisy.
  10. The pop culture references concerning Star Wars and Minecraft are acceptable and non invasive.
  11. Good characterization, Auggie and Via are pretty nice characters. Some characters have good development through the movie, they start off as total jerks but later become nice to Auggie.
  12. It's very faithful to the novel it was based on, despite having some scenes in the film that were different from the novel.
  13. Chewbacca's appearance is a surprising honor to be in the movie.
  14. Noah Jupe plays a brilliant American accent as Jack.

Bad Qualities

  1. The decision to cast an actor without Treacher-Collins syndrome to play a character with the disease has been criticized by many people with physical disabilities that were offended with the choice behind the character, which is just taking it the wrong way.
  2. Though heartwarming, the ending with the award ceremony is ironic and takes the message about treating people equally away.

Reception

This movie received really positive reviews from critics. It was praised for the emotional and heartwarming moments, characters, actors, and how the movie was based on the book from 2012.

Trivia

  • Noah Jupe is not from the United States, he is actually born in the United Kingdom, thus in real life, he has a British accent. Explaining why he is one of the British child actors to give Jack an American accent because of the fact that the movie was set in the United States.

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Comments


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ItMeansNothing

20 months ago
Score -5
Eh, this movie is still terrible IMO, but it ain't as bad anymore.
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Jeva

20 months ago
Score -5
REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
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Blubabluba9990

4 months ago
Score 0
@Jeva I know that is a meme but in context that is actually very offensive.
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MeggieConte

18 months ago
Score 3

Dumbo, The Elephant Man, Mask, this movie...

why are people seen as freaks just because they look different?
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Rockman138

9 months ago
Score 1
I don't know. But all the same this movie actually does message out why we don't treat other people like freaks because of how different they look, and why we accept who they are.
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Gabeeli448

5 months ago
Score 0
exactly
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Peter Parker

4 months ago
Score 1
It's to show how horrible everyone is.
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One of the best movies of all time!
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Nitesh Surya Vanapalli

7 months ago
Score 0
This is one of the best films of 2017.
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Yoshi and Tails Fanboy 130

5 months ago
Score 0
I remember seeing this at school in like 5th grade.
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Blubabluba9990

4 months ago
Score 0
I hate the ending though, where he wins an award, because I am very anti-award.
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Blubabluba9990

4 months ago
Score 0
And I am also very pro-equality.
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The7Guy

21 days ago
Score 0
Well, they had to put the scene in, to be faithful to the novel.
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The7Guy

21 days ago
Score 0
I fell in love with the novel, and I fell in love with it even more after watching this movie!

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