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At Theaters: 11/17/2017 On Video:
Rated: PG Length: 1 hr. 53 min.
Internet: None Found Movie ID: 601082
Studio: Lions Gate Films
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Based on the New York Times bestseller, WONDER tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time.
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Drama - This is a family drama in the best sense, for while its main character is a child in middle school, its story and themes about kindness and how it helps through the struggles of daily life will have appeal and resonance for all ages. Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson are in support to true lead Jacob Tremblay, but fans of all three will be satisfied here. Most parents will find this to be clean and safe viewing, but themes of bullying and some disturbing but not graphic scenes of such will be of caution to parents of very young kids.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Julia Roberts MONEY MONSTER, MOTHER'S DAY, SECRET IN THEIR EYES
Owen Wilson BASTARDS, CARS 3, ZOOLANDER 2, NO ESCAPE
Jacob Tremblay ROOM
Director: Stephen Chbosky THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER
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About The Production
About The Production (Continued)
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PROFANITY: 2 miscellaneous profanities.
SEX/NUDITY: None.
VIOLENCE: Fighting between young boys with no blood.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: None.
ACTION: None.
COMEDY: Banter, wisecracks, cute kid humor, dog humor.
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Roger Ebert Full Review
Good You'll shed a tear or two—especially if you're a parent—and they'll be totally earned. All of which makes it so frustrating that "Wonder” throws that restraint and goodwill out the window in its finale and turns wildly sentimental.

USA Today Full Review
Good It would have been easy to make Wonder a preachy tearjerker, but what Chbosky does is construct a portrait of children figuring out who they want to be, and adults coming to grips with what they can and can't control.

Rolling Stone Full Review
Above Average ...writer-director Stephen Chbosky sidesteps the more blatantly cloying clichés inherent in the genre and finds a beating heart that mostly transcends the heavy dollops of Hollywood sugarcoating. A first-rate cast doesn't hurt either.

Slant Magazine Full Review
Average Wonder is ultimately less interested in exploring the immense difficulties of living with a physical anomaly than in using Auggie as an inspirational avatar of self-acceptance—for the lessons he can teach others.

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.

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Based on an Exit Polling of 83 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
1-12Children (M/F)
17
Very High
100%
13-19Teens (M)
5
Very High
100%
13-19Teens (F)
11
Very High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
3
Very High
100%
30+Adults (M)
15
Very High
100%
30+Adults (F)
32
Very High
100%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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OPINION OVERVIEW
The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

Based on a theater exit polling of 83 moviegoers:
THIS IS AN "EXCEPTIONAL," "NOT TO BE MISSED" movie for the entire family! These INCREDIBLE REVIEWS clearly show EVERYONE LOVED "WONDER."


D ETAILED S TORYLINE
The story of a 10 year-old boy with facial differences becomes a multifaceted look at what it means to be human in the film adaptation of R.J. Palacio's bestseller Wonder. Golden Globe nominee Jacob Tremblay (Room) tackles the one-of-a-kind role of Auggie Pullman, whose birth defects and multiple surgeries have kept him out of school -- until now. Jettisoned into what is for him the brave new world of the 5th grade, Auggie steps into an unexpected journey.

All Auggie ever wanted was to be an ordinary kid, but as his sister keeps telling him, you can't be ordinary when you were born to stand out. Though he once found solace inside a space helmet, suddenly he must face a whole universe of gawking kids who don't yet know how to face him back. Now, in a year by turns funny, tough and beautiful -- Auggie and all around him are transformed by the things that count most: friendship, courage and the everyday choice to be kind to everyone in your path.

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