WONDER (Theatrical Release USA 2017)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.8|5.0 Starsìììì

Wonder defines Wow! Encore! and Bravo! entertainment. This movie marries ‘Let me entertain you’ with ‘Let me show you how to be an actively caring, compassionate person.’ Owen Wilson and Julia Roberts are perfectly cast for their parts. Jake Tremblay performs at an above average level.

Storyline

A young boy with facial deformities enrolls in school, finds a way to establish friends, and accomplishes academically.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Stephen Chbosky for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producers Michael Beugg, Robert Kessel, Qiuyun Long, R.J. Palacio, Jeff Skoll, and Alexander Young for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Auggie (Jacob Tremblay), Nate (Owen Wilson), Via (Izabela Vidovic), Isabel (Julia Roberts), Teenage Doctor (Mark Dozlaw), Nurse (Rukiya Bernard), Neonatologist (Jennifer March), Mr. Tushman (Mandy Patinkin), and Jack Will (Noah Jupe).

 
Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. This movie is some of the best of 2017. It’s a ‘wonder’ to watch, perfectly developed for excellent family discussion after watching, and has as much quality as the movie Wonderstruck.

Ben Meyers

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