Film Review: Wonder 2017 (9/10)


Director: Stephen Chbosky

Starring: Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, Jacob Tremblay, Isabella Vidovic, Noah Jupe

For anyone who feels they are different, imperfect or do not fit in a world which is obsessed with perfect immaculate look to be barely acceptable.

Mothers who never ever stopped believing in their children and fathers who made it all possible.

Sisters and brothers who had to be invisible.

Friends who can see beyond.

And remembering not all what you see is the entire truth.

Oh my God ……….. this movie .. made me laugh and cry …. anxious and relieved …. up and down at the same time in every moment.

This film is based on R.J. Palacio bestselling novel by the same name. I have not read the novel and now I wish I did, as you can see from the trailer the movie talks about the challenges a 10-year-old boy who was born with gene disorder has to go through 27 different surgeries.

The film is very well made and presents how each character feels having to go through such a journey.

I always loved both Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson .. but here you don’t see actors … you see real people going through what you go through everyday …. Julia Roberts in particular gave an outstanding performance.

Jacob Tremblay who played the 10 year old character Augie is actually only 11 years old …I really have no idea how he could do this so well …. when I looked him up I realized this is not the first time he made a film ….his previous noticeable appearance was in the 2015 movie (Room) which was nominated for several academy awards.

Praise also to the rest of the young actors and actresses who played the sister, and all the friends in the school …. I honestly have no idea how they can get such performance from small children.

This film for sure touched me on so many levels and I predict a nomination for Oscars best picture at least.


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