Wondering What to Watch This Week? Low-Key Drama WONDER is One You Should Consider Heavily

Based on the New York Times bestseller novel, “Wonder” tells the inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman. Born with facial differences that has prevented him from going to a mainstream school until now. 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 towards his condition, Auggie's extraordinary journey will unite them all. “Wonder” stars Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, Izabela Vidovic and Jacob Tremblay. The film has garnered great reviews in its initial release in the States featuring wonderful performances and one that really pulls at your heartsrings.

The book in which the film is based on has sold more than 5 million copies and sparked a grassroots “Choose Kind” movement. Part of the Wonder phenomenon has been empowering young people to more confidently confront the poison of bullying, bigotry and ostracism. The book’s author R.J. Palacio has spoken with kids about bullying and has reminded kids that the attitude they have now towards others will affect them their whole lives. Palacio hopes the movie will inspire everyone to be proactive, to take the one extra step to give someone a boost or a helping hand.

A must-see film for all ages, “Wonder” opens nationwide in cinemas November 29 from Pioneer Films.

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