READ, WATCH, LISTEN: Bring Tissues, You’ll Need It For ‘Wonder’

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Oh boy. There have been so many movies this year that have made us cry. Wonder is such a tear-jerker, and your heart just breaks for Auggie.

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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 movie focuses on what happens when August Pullman, also known as Auggie to his friends and family, starts at school. Due to the severe facial deformities Auggie was born with, he was home-schooled by his mother (played by Julia Roberts) until he was ready to go to fifth grade. Which is Year 5-6 for NZ!

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Auggie’s story is told through different point of views, which we really enjoyed. No telling you who from though, spoiler free here!

It really brings home how much bullying and social isolation can affect a child, no matter on what scale it is. Our hearts really grew as the movie went on.

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The combination of Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson worked surprisingly well! Very very well actually. It is quite refreshing to see the dynamic between the two. Robert’s seriousness and worrying was balanced by Wilson’s joke-y nature and light-heartedness.

We think you should definitely watch it. Especially you were ever a kid just trying to figure stuff out, like we all were!

The best line from the movie: “When given the choice between being right and being kind, choose kind.”

 

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Lidya loves stories, which is why she’s such an avid reader! Chances are you’ll see her reading, knitting, watching videos or eating, pretty sure she doesn’t do anything else. Flick her an email at lidya@nzgirl.co.nz.