Wonder

Wonder

DVD - 2018
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Based on the New York best seller, this 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.
Publisher: Toronto, Ontario : Entertainment One, ©2018.
Edition: DVD widescreen version.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (113 min.) :,sound, colour ;,12 cm
digital, optical, rda
video file, DVD video, rda

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gregarioushermit
Oct 15, 2018

Read the book, it is so much better! The movie doesn't do the book justice.

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jac1676
Sep 30, 2018

a touching film about friendship and kindness!
PS Gotta love the Star wars references!

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misatim
Aug 12, 2018

This movie was nice. The story is along the lines of others. I am not a big fan of the lead actors, but they did ok. The young actors all did a very good job.

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Bebu
Aug 04, 2018

I enjoyed the movie. The acting was good (surprising, since Owen Wilson often plays a goofy character, which he was, but also kind and a good father). I like that it showed the stories of all the kids. I felt sorry for the daughter - as she realized early on, her brother was the sun and everyone moved around him. It was an interesting story of acceptance, friendship and how difficult it can be to fit in, but finding true friends is what makes it possible.

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duane767
Jul 24, 2018

This would be a hard movie to watch as a parent and keep your eyes dry. I know I couldn't. It also wasn't without its genuine interesting turns outside of pulling on heartstrings. I liked that the story didn't only focus on the boy but also on the people around him. Wilson and Roberts do very well, especially Ms. Julia, who initially in her career wasn't one of my favorite actresses but because, to my knowledge, she has kept herself well when she is out of the spotlight, I can watch her with a higher degree of respect. Keep in mind: my eleven year old did say that the book is better than the movie.

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PinkPangolin
Jul 21, 2018

I thought this was a good movie. My own son had to face challenges when attending school. Always afraid to remove his shirt for fear people would make some nasty comment. One time at a pool a person said my son should cover up more because seeing his chest deformity was upsetting to her. This was said with complete insensitivity in front of my son with the health problem. My daughter also battled cancer and she had more than one surgery on her brain, one on her chest, and another on her abdomen. I was there with her at the hospital through her procedures. Sometimes along side an abusive ex-husband who got custody because he knew how to work the system and that included putting fear into me or others.

While people in this movie avoided the drama I had with my ex-husband I could relate to it. I hope films like this or the film Mask with Cher make people think more about how they treat others and what people are really like inside their personalities.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Jul 19, 2018

August is a little boy who definitely tends to stand out in a crowd. Not because he is kind, nice, or interesting, but because he has facial deformities that make him the center of all conversation. Entering mainstream public school for the first time in the fifth grade, he must tackle issues related to bullying, fitting in, and becoming comfortable in your own skin. The movie has a very uplifting message and tackles many topics that may be difficult for some children to grasp. Jacob Tremblay delivers a wonderful performance, so I would rate this movie 4.5/5 stars and recommend it to families everywhere to enjoy. @The_Reviewer of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

As someone who has heard very highly of the book format of “Wonder”, I was extremely excited to see how the movie would play and turn out. The plot and description of the movie itself was enough to interest me as you don’t usually find content that is narrated in not only the main character's view, but the people surrounding them. Movies about children with emotionally and socially-draining conditions tend to revolve around them and people they aren’t close to, such as the main bully or doctor. However, in “Wonder”, the producers gave the audience a chance to experience what it’s truly like to have to be the time and energy-consuming support system of someone with a similar condition to August’s through the perspectives of his sister, friend, and parents. Overall, I was completely impressed by this family-friendly movie and I’d definitely recommend it to anyone interested in a heartwarming story. Rating 4/5
- @BiggerPictureReviews of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

“Wonder” is a heartfelt and touching movie about a child with an at-birth face defect and how he and his surrounding family and friends counter through the struggles they face. I was first introduced to the book version of this movie in fifth grade, and then the sixth. Getting the opportunity to discover the underlying stigmatization and distress that August went through as a child, at a young age myself, taught me to always be informed and never judge a book by its cover as I’m sure it did for everyone else that read it. On the technical side of things, I especially loved how the story didn’t only focus on his difficulties, but his sister’s and other family members’ as well. That made this movie 10x more realistic and down-to-earth. Props to R. J. Palacio for spinning together such an inspiring and thoughtful novel-to-be-movie that echoes and gives representation to those who struggle with similar issues on a daily basis. Rating 5/5
- @WordfulReviews of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

marycatlyons Jul 19, 2018

I was pleasantly surprised to find I enjoyed this movie. I was not a fan of the book in any capacity, but the movie was phenomenal. One of the few instances where I would say the movie surpasses the book.

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steve1111
Jul 11, 2018

Took my 9 year-old grandson to see this one at the theatre and we both enjoyed it. Nice to see something other than comic book action heroes or endless sequels and prequels of Star Wars etc. This in many ways reminds me of the movie Mask from years ago (starring Cher and Eric Stoltz) though of course Mask is much harsher producing tears of sadness rather than of joy.

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akirakato
Jul 04, 2018

Directed by Stephen Chbosky in 2017 based on the 2012 novel of the same name by R.J. Palacio, this American drama depicts the life of a child with Treacher Collins syndrome.
The ugly-faced kid struggles to fit in this world despite the peer pressure and his own psychological block.
It is an inspiring and uplifting movies for kids as well as adults.

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jac1676
Sep 30, 2018

If Chewbacca went to public school I am sure people would stare at him too.
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