Quantcast

The new comedy Julia Roberts

Wonder Film

Christmas would not be Christmas without a dramatic comedy living up to this name. You know, the kind of film that will make you both laugh and cry. And that will finish in the bookshelves next to the Dead Poets Society or Forrest Gump.

Check it out: an  “drama” presented at Sundance, right up there with Little Miss Sunshine or Juno with Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson, as top billing. A far cry from the usual clichés, the pitch of this film presented as a modern fable, adapted from the best seller novel by R. J. Palacio, is both very unusual and extraordinary.

Everything begins when a new couple that seems to be blessed with happiness is about to have a baby. Cut.

wonder bande annonce

Flash forward 10 years later. Their son August Pullman, born with the syndrome of Treacher Collins,  presents a totally deformed face despite dozens of operations that until now have prevented him from going to school. The young boy, as repulsive as he is brilliant, is about to start high school.

In all the heads of those watching the movie, there is the same anxiety. How to cope with sending such a fragile being into the jungle of a high school and avoiding a massacre?

Until now protected and surrounded by the love of his parents and older sister, (masterfully interpreted by Izabela Vidovic), the very young man is going to begin an initiatory journey in his new high school… where he is going to face the most violent rejects and betrayals as well as the first joys of salvaging friendships.

Surprisingly, this lesson of life and optimist (never moralizing, thank goodness!) or what it means to be different… sends us back into to the world of adolescence and this very intense feeling of being misunderstood.

Wonder, to be released on Wednesday 20th of December.

Read this next

The week of Do It

Nomadism

Glamping: The Hoxton launches stylish van tours from Paris

Giorgio

The new Italian brunch on the terrace

Livre Mai

3 good novels to devour for the May weekends

Baguettes Paris

Where to find the best baguette in Paris?

Valmont

A mother-daughter afternoon in a palace spa

Vignes

2 unusual trips to learn all about wines and champagnes

Spectacles

The best pieces to see absolutely in April

Les Jardins De Coppelia

A dream trip between sea and countryside in Normandy… without a car

best breakfast in paris

Where to have an author's breakfast in Paris?

Sando

Where to enjoy a sando, these ultra-fluffy Japanese sandwiches?

tartes-fraises

WHERE TO HAVE A CRAZY STRAWBERRY PIE?

Parfums

Perfumes: the 10 cult bottles to own when you are a true Parisienne

Maillot De Bain Homme

10 hunk swim shorts

Dott

Itinerary for a perfect Sunday in Paris

Cova Patisserie Italienne

A chic pastry shop like in Milan

que-faire-en-mai

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO DO IN PARIS IN MAY

Lodge Loire Valley

Unusual: lodges perched in the middle of the forest 1h30 from Paris without a car

19m

19M: the new center incubated by Chanel dedicated to crafts

Brasserie Lonchamps

The new full sun terrace to book ASAP

Recette Ceviche

How to prepare a ceviche quickly, well done?

expos-printemps

The star exhibitions to see at the moment

festivals-ete-2019

The most stylish festivals of the summer

Hot topics