Starring Julia Roberts And Owen Wilson, proud parents of Auggie, (Jacob Tremblay) home-school their child as he suffers from facial congenital deformities. After avoiding the real world for 10 years, his parents decide to send him to middle-school and face it. Despite knowing the facts of may what come, Auggie’s courage is worth appreciating. He faces ridicule, gets bullied and gets through a lot of ups and downs in his friendship. Wonder is a beautifully weaved story around a 10-year-old boy, his parents, his teenaged sister Via, and innocent days of school.
Auggie shines brightly in the school because of his intelligence, but his low confidence is vivid enough to hesitate in most of his moves. This film will make yourself invest emotionally in this, as it shows Auggie’s changing personality. Izabela Vidovic as Via captures the woes of a teen dealing with isolation as her family focuses more on her brother. Owen Wilson puts in an honest turn as the sweet and sensitive paternal figure and is well-placed opposite Julia Roberts who delivers one of her best performances in years as a mother who has to juggle with everyone’s feelings in the Pullman household.
After giving us a great story of an introvert, co-writer & director Stephen Chbosky takes a lot of care to portray scenarios that are largely realistic. There are the points when you will need some tissues but also be ready for some heart-warming comedy. Wonder is a beautiful balance of emotional act, shown with utmost care and love. With great cinematic experience and light-hearted family moments, this film is an out and out entertainer.
We Give Wonder 3.5 Stars with a Kink!
Starring Julia Roberts And Owen Wilson, proud parents of Auggie, (Jacob Tremblay) home-school their child as he suffers from facial congenital de...3.5