This is why the movie 'Wonder' can teach our kids a lot

Wonder is a 2017 American drama film that's based on the 2012 novel by R.J. Palacio. The film stars Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson and Jacob Tremblay. The movie follows the life of a child with Treacher Collins Syndrome and his attempts to fit in. It’s a lovely movie that all families should watch and use as a learning tool says film critic, Gayle Edmunds.

Edmunds says that the writer R.J. Palacio based the novel on her experiences. The author saw how her children reacted to a child with the syndrome and imagined how the child’s life was like she adds.

It's quite a harrowing experience for a child whose had 25 facial surgeries to make him look normal - to help him see and hear.

Gayle Edmunds, film critic

As one of the teachers in the movie says, if you have the choice to be right or kind – be kind says Edmunds.

The story is very cleverly told because it’s not just one perspective.

Gayle Edmunds, film critic

Wonder was released in the United States on November 17, 2017, by Lionsgate and has received positive reviews from critics. It has grossed $104 million worldwide on a $20 million budget.

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