Based on the award-winning novel by RJ Palacio is a film that’s guaranteed
to melt even the coldest of hearts.
Wonder tells the story of little Auggie Pullman (wonderfully played by 11
year old Jacob Trembley), a young boy who has a rare genetic condition that
has left him severely facially disfigured. Auggie has spent the first years
of life being home-schooled by his mother (Julia Roberts) and she now feels
that the times right for him to go out into the world and get an education.
Supported by his father (Owen Wilson) and older sister (Izabela Vidovic),
Auggie discards the space helmet that he’s wore since he was young and
heads for his first day at Beecher prep School.
Heading into the school with the whispered message from his sister “You
can’t blend in when you were born to stand out”, Auggie quickly makes new
friends in Jack Will (Noah Jupe). However all of the pupils aren’t as
friendly as Jack and his facial scars quickly bring him to the attention of
the school bully (Bryce Gheisar).
Meanwhile away from Beecher Prep Auggies sister finds that she too has
become isolated as her once long-time friend Miranda (Danielle Rose
Russell) blanks and turns to her new friends.
Wonder is engineered to tug at the heart strings and it does for its full
two-hour running time. Tremblay is simply wonderful as Aggie, masked behind
facial prosthetics he gives a performance that is nothing short of
astonishing, Trembley narrowly missed out on an Oscar nomination for the
2015 film Room and you wouldn’t bet against him receiving the nod this
Wonder is a moving and heartfelt story of how one young boys inner
personality allows others to see beyond the facial scars and is not to be