Starring: Jacob Tremblay, Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, Mandy Patinkin, Daveed Diggs
Story: Drama directed by Stephen Chbosky which centers on August “Auggie” Pullman (Jacob Tremblay) a young boy born with a facial difference who has been in and out of hospitals for years. With the help of his mother, Isabel (Julia Roberts) and his father, Nate (Owen Wilson), he tries to fit in at a new school named Beecher Prep and shows everyone that he is just an ordinary kid, no different than the rest of the world. He strives to teach others that beauty is not just on the outside.
Best Quotes from Trailer:
Auggie Pullman: [voice over] My name is Auggie Pullman. Next week I start fifth grade, and since I’ve never been to a real school before I’m pretty much totally petrified. Absolutely.
Auggie Pullman: [voice over] I know I’ll never be an ordinary kid. People don’t like to touch me, because they think I’m contagious.
[on his first day going to school]
Via Pullman: Auggie, if they stare, let them stare.
[saying goodbye to Auggie outside his school]
Isabel Pullman: I’ll see you later.
Nate Pullman: Auggie, you don’t want to walk up with your parents because it’s not cool.
Auggie Pullman: But you’re cool.
Nate Pullman: I know, I am, but technically most dad’s aren’t. neither are these helmets.
[he takes the helmet Auggie is wearing]
Nate Pullman: It’s going to feel like you’re alone, Auggie, but you’re not.
[as they watch Auggie walk into school]
Isabel Pullman: Dear God, please let them be nice to him.
Auggie Pullman: [voice over] I know I’m not an ordinary kind of a kid, I’ve had twenty-seven surgeries. They help me to breathe, to see, to hear without a hearing aid, but none of them have me look ordinary.
Julian: [to Auggie] Incubator, bunsen burners, oh, and this is an eraser. You know what an eraser is, right?
Classmate: Look at his face. He’s a freak! I’ve never seen anything that ugly in my life!
[Auggie overhears Julian talking to his friends]
Julian: If I looked like him I’d swear I’d put a hood over my face.
Nate Pullman: [to Auggie] I know you don’t always like it, but I love it. It’s my son’s face.
Isabel Pullman: You are not ugly, and anyone who cares to know you will see that.
Auggie Pullman: You just have to say that because you’re my mom!
Isabel Pullman: Because I’m your mom it counts the most because I know you the most. Believe me.
[sitting opposite Auggie at in the school diner]
Auggie Pullman: You don’t have to do this.
Summer: I don’t know what you’re talking about, Auggie.
Auggie Pullman: You don’t have to pretend is all I’m saying. You really don’t.
Auggie Pullman: Okay, I’m really sorry. Why are you sitting here then?
Summer: Because I want some nice friends for a change.
Auggie Pullman: Me too.
Mr. Browne: Who is it that I aspire to be? That is the question that we should be asking ourselves all the time.
[Jack sees Auggie sitting on his own during lunch]
Julian: Hey, Jack, come sit here.
Jack Will: In a sec.
[he goes over to sit with Auggie]
Auggie Pullman: I don’t like eating in front of people.
Jack Will: What do you mean?
Auggie Pullman: I think I chew like some prehistoric swamp turtle.
Jack Will: No joke, me too.
Jack Will: I’d like to be able to control the weather.
Auggie Pullman: That would be your super power? That sounds pretty lame.
Jack Will: What would you do?
Auggie Pullman: I’d be invisible.
Jack Will: Have you ever thought about having plastic surgery?
Auggie Pullman: Dude, this is after plastic surgery. It takes a lot of work to look this good.
Via Pullman: [to Auggie] You’re the toughest kid in that school. Show them. You can’t blend in when you were born to standout. Show them.
Isabel Pullman: [to Auggie] We all have marks on our faces.
[pointing to her heart]
Isabel Pullman: This is the map that shows us where we’re going.
[pointing to her face]
Isabel Pullman: And this is the map that shows us where you’ve been.
Auggie Pullman: [voice over] If you really want to see what people are, all you have to do is look.
Wonder is set to open in the US 11/17/2017 and UK 12/01/2017.