Synopsis of Wonder:
Based on the New York Times bestseller, WONDER tells the inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman. Born with facial differences that, up until now, have prevented him from going to a mainstream school, Auggie becomes the most unlikely of heroes when he enters the local fifth grade. As his family, his new classmates, and the larger community all struggle to find their compassion and acceptance, Auggie’s extraordinary journey will unite them all and prove you can’t blend in when you were born to stand out.
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Hashtag: #ChooseKind, #WonderTheMovie
Rating: PG – For thematic elements including bullying, and some mild language
U.S. Release Date: November 17, 2017
Running Time: 113 minutes
Cast: Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, Jacob Tremblay, Mandy Patinkin, Daveed Diggs, Izabela Vidovic
Directed by: Stephen Chbosky
Screenplay by: Stephen Chbosky and Steven Conrad and Jack Thorne
Based on the novel by: R. J. Palacio
Produced by: David Hoberman, p.g.a., Todd Lieberman, p.g.a.
Executive Producers: Jeff Skoll, Robert Kessel, Michael Beugg, R.J. Palacio, Alexander Young
Both of my kids were so into this movie. Like I said, I was a bit worried about them actually getting it but they did. Both of them really got the WONDER. Auggie showed us what it was like to live a life looking and feeling different but he also showed us how to love.
Jude, our sensitive guy, cried multiple times in the movie – I did as well. Once we made it to the car after the movie it was great to hear the discussions and questions from the kids. In a time that parents are constantly worried about their children being hurt or bullied in school, this movie really hits home. How do we teach kindness, how do we teach love, how do we teach our children CHOOSE kind?
I would recommend seeing this movie with your children. I think this story can teach all of us how to #choosekind. It was refreshing to watch a movie filled with love. Through out the movie I felt very connected to pretty much every character in the story. This film was fantastic and I really cannot wait to watch it again.