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REVIEW: ‘Wonder’ pulls at heartstrings

By Allison Bleakley

If there were three words to describe the movie Wonder, it would be described as heartwarming, eye-opening, and amazing. Stephen Chbosky brings the New York Times best-selling novel to the big screen to tell the inspirational story of Auggie Pullman, a fifth-grade boy that holds a unique difference from his classmates. Auggie was born with a facial deformity and is attending public school for the first time. The movie tells the message that could sometimes be overlooked, never judge a book by its cover. Auggie Pullman struggled his whole life with constant stares from people based on his appearance. When coming to school, Auggie makes friends who learn to look past Auggies appearance and later learn that deep down he is a loving person.

Along with the beautiful message comes outstanding acting. Jacob Tremblay, Julia Roberts, and Owen Wilson and much more bring the movie together and teach people all ages, to look past what’s on the outside. Jacob Tremblay has been nominated for many awards for his outstanding acting in the movie including, Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for the best young actor, Seattle Film Critics Award for best youth performance and many more.

The work of Chbosky and the amazing actors teaches all audiences to look past appearance and see the unique qualities a person holds. The film gives the audience the urge to watch it again and be apart of the beautiful story. Wonder is now available for purchase on Blu-Ray and DVD in your local shopping store.

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