Wonder

Nov 20, 17 Wonder

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SYNOPSIS:

Based on the New York Times bestseller, Wonder tells the incredibly 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 discover 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.

Thanks to Roadshow

#ChooseKind

REVIEW:

Nerida:

 

Have you ever felt like you were the same as everybody else, but you were also different from the world? 10-year-old Auggie Pullman will tell you that while he feels extraordinary on the inside, outside, he doesn’t feel like that. He feels lonely, invisible to everyone around him. I guess, maybe we all feel like that sometimes. Maybe we’re outsiders trying to leave a mark on the world, just like Auggie. Which is why “Wonder” appeals to the underdogs in all of us. This beautiful book, which came from the riveting and honest imagination of author R.J. Palacio, has touched the lives of millions of readers of all ages (though I haven’t read it….).   I can’t imagine anyone, kid or adult, ever being disappointed with this endearing adaptation of a beloved book that has great messages of never judging a person by their looks and to always choose kind, which is something that we all need to learn from in this day and age.

With convincing prosthetics and makeup that makes look nearly unrecognisable, the Jacob Tremblay  is brilliant as Auggie. “Wonder” is a tough-minded film that reminded so much of how I used to love the classic family films I grew up with. A movie that doesn’t dwell on special effects, talking animals or a big budget, but has deeper thoughts and real themes that enthrals the inner kid in all of us. It’s moving, funny and tenderhearted in an authentic way that shows us that we have to see through the eyes and soul of another person, rather than seeing what that person looks like. It also helps by having a great writer/director and a terrific, well-chosen cast who care for this story that it never goes over the top with the emotions and it never goes down a conventional, melodramatic and saccharine path. Every moment of emotion fits like a puzzle and convincingly flows in every scene.

What I love most about the movie, is the fact that the team from Roadshow have established the #CHOOSEKIND movement which encourages people to create and spread more kindness in the world. The movement hopes to build a positive and inspirational social change across Australia and New Zealand, inspiring people to practice random acts of kindness every day. Head to choosekind.org.au to learn how to ChooseKind every day, and sign the pledge – something everyone should get behind.

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