Wonder (2017)

Rating
PG
Genre
Drama
release date
Director
Stephen Chbosky
Written by
Cast
Ali Liebert, Bryce Gheisar, Daveed Diggs, Izabela Vidovic, Jacob Tremblay, Julia Roberts, Mandy Patinkin, Millie Davis, Nadji Jeter, Noah Jupe, Owen Wilson, Sonia Braga

Synopsis

Based on the New York Times bestseller, WONDER tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time.

The book, which was written by Raquel Jaramillo (using the pseudonym R.J. Palacio), was inspired by a real-life incident Jaramillo experienced as a mother. Her son noticed a girl with a facial deformity at an ice cream shop, and Jaramillo attempted to remove her son from the situation, but only made matters worse. She realized it could be a valuable teaching tool for others, and wrote the novel that served as the basis for this film. Wonder was a popular title, and a spinoff titled 365 Days of Wonder: Mr. Browne’s Book of Precepts later came out. Auggie and Me, a companion piece that tells the events of Wonder through different perspectives was also published.

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