wonder movie review - Aussieboyreviews


Wonder is a tear-jerking drama that contains light and warm messages, making it a soft but firm family movie. It’s very entertaining and has a uniquely familiar story. Parents and kids will enjoy this movie.


August, a young boy with a facial difference who is homeschooled by his mother, must deal with new and old relationships as he enters the fifth grade at a new mainstreaming school for the very first time.

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Movie details

Director: Stephen Chbosky
Cast: Jacob Tremblay, Owen Wilson, Izabela Vidovic, Julia Roberts, Noah Jupe
Writer: Stephen Chbosky, Jack Thorne, Steven Conrad
Release Date (Australia): 30 November 2017
Runtime: 113 minutes/1h 53m
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Language: English


Themes (PG)

Thematic elements include the impact of bullying on a child with a facial abnormality, as well as themes including grief and the death of a dog.

Violence (PG)

The film contains a fight scene in which punching is depicted and a character is shoved, causing him to fall and hit his head on a rock.

Coarse Language (PG)

The film contains infrequent use of “crap” language.

mpaa rating

PG (for thematic elements including bullying, and some mild language)

Aussie boy's thoughts

Based on the book written by R. J. Palacio, Wonder is a wonderful family drama in which the entertaining story contains enough humorous moments and enough tear-jerking moments to outline a heartfelt and emotional tale. Jacob Tremblay, Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson are the lead stars who supply significant personalities within the well-written characters. The emotions all characters deliver are compelling and end delightfully. These performances are enough to grip you into the story, which is very pleasing itself, and take you through it’s heartfelt moments.

One component that Wonder would be incomplete without is the noticeable, note-worthy music. The soundtrack in the background contributes to the targeted emotions including joy and sorrow, being the stuff that’ll easily make you burst out in laughter and free those tears. But the performances and soundtrack of the movie, as well as the entertaining story aren’t the only main elements that make this film a bit triumph.

Like the book, you have to give credit to the fascinating perspectives within the structure featured throughout this movie. It takes the story of each of the characters very welly. It can definitely be predictable, but that doesn’t stop it from being an entertaining film on acceptance. Every family should see this rare kind of movie.

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