Wonder, based on the best-selling children’s book by RJ Palacio, is a sentimental family film designed to tug on your heartstrings.
Born with a facial deformity, 10-year-old August “Auggie” Pullman (Jacob Tremblay, Room) has been homeschooled by his mom, Isabel (Julia Roberts), for years. Isabel has put her whole life on hold to care for her son and support him through countless surgeries. But it’s finally time for Auggie to learn how to cope in the real world. It’s time to go to school…
This is primarily a children’s story about hope, friendship, empathy and not judging people based on their physical appearance. As the sweet and touching story progresses, friendships and young love blossom, kids learn important lessons and ultimately kindness triumphs in a wonderfully emotional school assembly finale.
Wonder offers a gentler version of the world, one in which people see past the surface and are able to accept mistakes, vulnerabilities and forgive others for their very human faults.