“You can’t blend in when you were born to stand out.”
With those simple words Wonder hits its mark.
Starring Julie Roberts, Owen Wilson and Jacob Tremblay, Stephen Chbosky’s Wonder looks solid thanks to its well crafted and inspirational first trailer. Part comedy, part drama and all-around tearjerker, this coming-of-age story dials in on acceptance as a group of kids show that outward appearances aren’t everything.
Based on R.J. Palacio’s New York Times best-selling novel, Wonder tells the story of August Pullman, a young boy with facial differences who, for the first time, is entering the public school system to attend the fifth grade.
Chbosky’s last film, Perks of Being a Wildflower, proves the director understands the coming-of-age formula. If Wonder is half as good as Perks is, we’ll all be in for a treat.
Wonder is currently slated to be released just in time for the holiday season on November 7.