Have your kids been begging you to take them to see the movie Wonder? Do you wonder what the movie is all about? I’ve got the details for you and my Wonder review as well. What you need to know about the movie Wonder and my review.
First off, you should know it was a dark and rainy night the day we headed out to go see this movie. I didn’t want to go. I work full time and blog on the weekend so of course I had many other things I could do. My daughter had read the book last year and she was wanting to go so badly. I couldn’t let her down. So, I put my big girl pants on and took my girl to the movie she had been waiting to see for a year.
I loved it. This movie speaks to how hard it is to be a child and to grow up. Whether you have facial deformities or not it’s tough to be a kid. It speaks to the joy of having a family that loves you and cares for you no matter what you look like or what you do. Family is the one set of people you should be able to count on. We all have to put on our big girl pants and do things for family that we may not want to do. They are worth it. Family is everything. This movie was a great way for you to leave and feel good about family.
I would recommend that you bring tissues as I did go through quite a few. I even came home and had to take ibuprophen because my fave hurt from the trying not to cry and failing. Worth it. Go see it with your family. It’s a lovely movie and my girl and I thoroughly enjoyed it. She did say it didn’t stick perfectly with the book. But we know that is usually what happens when they turn a book into a movie. She would see it again and so would I.
You can see WONDER everywhere on Friday, November 17
Rated: PG for thematic elements including bullying and some mild language
Runtime: 113 minutes
Based on the New York Times bestseller, WONDER tells the inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman. Born with facial differences that, up until now, have prevented him from going to a mainstream school, Auggie becomes the most unlikely of heroes when he enters the local fifth grade. As his family, his new classmates, and the larger community all struggle to find their compassion and acceptance, Auggie’s extraordinary journey will unite them all and prove you can’t blend in when you were born to stand out.
Check out the trailer for Wonder below.