Movie Review: Wonder

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Movie Review: Wonder

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Logan Grunder

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The 2017 movie “Wonder” tells the inspiring story of August Pullman. Born with facial differences that, up until now, have prevented him from going to a regular school, “Auggie” becomes the most unlikely of heroes when he enters the fifth grade. As his family, his classmates, and the community all struggle to find their compassion and acceptance, Auggie’s extraordinary journey unites them all and prove you can’t judge a book by it’s cover. Auggie undergoes much bullying and much backlash for his participation at school for the first time in his life. He makes some friends along the way who tend to help him out. While the main focus of the film is on Auggie the viewpoint also switches on and off with his sister, Olivia “Via” Pullman. While Auggie is only in fifth grade, Via is in the tenth grade. She also experiences much downfall and heartbreak as the plot progresses forward.

The film runs for about an hour and fifty-three minutes in most theaters. Directed by Stephen Chbosky, Wonder features many critically acclaimed actors including, Julia Roberts as Isabel, Owen Wilson as Nate, and Jacob Tremblay as Auggie. The actors portray the vital part of this story. Emotion. These actors convey a certain type of feeling throughout the plot line. Wonder is a heart-warming story full of laughter and happiness, however it can be very sad and melancholy at the same time.

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