USA, 2017, 113min, PG Coarse language
Directed by Stephen Chbosky (‘The Perks of Being a Wallflower’, ‘The Four Corners of Nowhere’)
Starring Jacob Tremblay, Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, Daveed Diggs, Mandy Patinkin, Izabela Vidovic, Ali Liebert, Millie Davis
Written by Steve Conrad (based on the novel of the same name by R.J. Palacio)
- Saturday, 23 Dec, 7:30pm NEW
- Wednesday, 27 Dec, 2pm
- Sunday, 31 Dec, 2pm
Based on the New York Times bestseller, it tells the inspiring story of August Pullman. Born with facial differences that prevented him going to a mainstream school, 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, Auggie’s extraordinary journey will unite them all and prove you can’t blend in when you were born to stand out.
Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson star as the parents of a young boy (Jacob Tremblay, Room) struggling to overcome facial deformity in this drama from the writer of The Pursuit of Happyness.
Maybe this little movie about a kid with a facial disorder isn’t really about a kid with a facial disorder at all, but about whatever you and I choose to see in it. And if that’s not art, I don’t know what is. Village Voice