Wonder – 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. Director: Stephen ChboskyWriters Stephen Chbosky (screenplay by), Steve Conrad Stars: Jacob Tremblay, Owen Wilson, Izabela Vidovic
Carol Says: The other day Gay , Molly’s mother-in-law , and I took all four grandchildren (our mutual plus my Mason and Tanner )to see the movie “Wonder”. It is wonderful! Take Kleenx.
It is about a boy who was born with a facial deformity and has always been home schooled. He is now taking the big step to start public school and dealing with the reaction of his classmates.
The acting is supurb by everyone in this movie. It is like the script was written for these actors. There are happy moments which bring on the tears, and the hard moments that August goes through (that bring on the tears). The movie is written in the perspective of August, his sister Via, and their friend Miranda.
I also think that young children can see this movie . I have not determined how young, but what a movie.
All four grandchildren looked at Gay and me after the movie, And they were just beaming. They loved it. And they said they also cried throughout it. They were not so much tears of sadness, but of empathy and happiness and the trials this little boy went through. We all left very very happy.