WONDERSTRUCK (2017 USA)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.8|5.0 Starsìììì

Wonderstruck—terrific story—shows the talent of Director Todd Haynes. It wins at the emotional level, involves its audience, shows terrific attention to detail, deserves both kudos and bravos, and absolutely earns your time and money.

Storyline

In 1927 Rose (Millicent Simmonds) runs away from home to find her mother. Fifty years later Ben (Oakes Fegley) searches for his father.

Additional Thanks

Thank You to Director Todd Haynes for directing efforts. Thank you to Executive Producers Brian Bell and Sandy Powell for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Lillian Mayhew/Rose (Julianne Moore), Walter (Cory Michael Smith), Dr. Kincaid/Rose’s Father (James Urbaniak), Otto/Museum Guard (Damian Young), Workman (Patrick Murney), Pearl/The Maid (Lauren Ridloff), Dr. Gill/Teacher of the Deaf (Anthony Natale), Miss Conrad at the Museum (Carole Addabbo), Remy Rubin/Theater Director (Howard Seago), Stage Manager (Brian Berrebbi), and Valentin (John P. McGinty).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. The script, well-written, earns its right to classify as high-quality family entertainment.

Ben Meyers

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