Wonder

This school holiday has seemed forever, I haven’t had a moment to sit down and breathe let alone catch up on my television programmes. It’s been a mixture of broken cars, complex teenagers and annoying neurotypical ones. Add a bout of tonsillitis in a child who struggles to swallow and the effects of antibiotics my Easter holiday have been Sh*t with a capital S.

Yet last night I finally managed to sit down and stay awake long enough to watch a DVD. I was actually sent this DVD a while ago to review and can only apologise for the delay in sharing it but that is down to my exhaustion not any reference to the film.

“You can’t blend in when you were born to stand out”

Wonder, is an open-hearted movie that just leaves you emotionally spent in a truly beautiful way.

Based on the New York Times bestseller by R J Palacio, Wonder shares with us the story of a remarkable young boy named Auggie. Born with facial differences Auggie often finds himself at the end of many stares and second looks. Often judged by others by how he looks rather than who he is.

The film begins just as Auggie prepares to start at school, after only  being home-schooled , the movie journeys with Auggie but also his family and friends.

I’m not going to spoil the movie for you, but I cried and  I laughed and my heart was completely blessed by the film.  The acting is first class, Julia Roberts is beautiful as always, Owen Wilson is adorable and Jacob Tremblay who plays Auggie was truly outstanding.

Wonder, Is a film I highly recommend, I sat and watched it with my cynical husband and stroppy teenager and both really enjoyed it.

It’s a film that challenges, inspires and entertains, I loved it.

 

Available on digital download, 4K UHD, Blue-ray and DVD 

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