Wonder (2017)

Plot: This inspirational and heartwarming story tells the tale of a young boy with facial differences who attends 5th grade in school for the first time.

Director: Stephen Chbosky

Starring: Jacob Tremblay, Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, Izabela Vidovic, Bryce Gheisar, Noah Jupe, Millie Davis.


I had no idea Jacob Trembley was the young boy in this film until after I’d watched it and I’m so pleased it’s him. He is a sensational young actor. I honestly believe he’s the best actor of his age that I have had the pleasure of seeing on screen. He’s extremely talented. If you don’t know who he is, he’s the boy who played Jack in the film Room which was the best film of 2015. It’s a harrowing but rewarding experience. If you haven’t seen Room yet then go watch it, it’s an unforgettable experience.

Jacob Trembley delivers yet another unforgettable performance in Wonder, he is a joy to watch. The young boy he plays faces difficulties as he is bullied about the way he looks. However, he sticks it out and shows people he’s more than just what’s on the outside. He makes friends and starts to like being in school. It’s an emotional roller coaster.

What I like about the film is it tells a story, not only from the young boy’s point of view but others as well, particularly his sister. I think this is very important because she has her own difficulties that she’s dealing with but because her brother has facial differences she thinks her problems are nothing but they are. Everyone is fighting a battle so be kind always and that is a quote that’s used in the film a lot. There are a lot of inspirational quotes in this film.

I wasn’t expecting to well up during this film but you see how far these characters come and it’s an extraordinary experience. I didn’t cry but I came quite close but it wasn’t sad tears, I was welling up with happiness. The film really is a treat and will warm your heart through.



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