Wonder, or also known as Extraordinary, is a film based on the book of the same name by Raquel Palacio, released in 2017. The film is directed by Stephen Chbosky and stars Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson and Jacob Tremblay.
The story of this film follows August, a 10-year-old boy who suffers from Treacher Collins syndrome, a chronic disease that has different symptoms and whose distinctive characteristic is a great deformation of the features of the face. At the beginning of the film, a very special moment for Auggie’s family is addressed, in which the little boy “will go out into the world” when he begins classes at an educational institution after having been instructed only by his mother behind closed doors. his house.
Julia Roberts and Jacob Tremblay, who plays August Pullman
The life story of August and his family, without a doubt, brings us a life lesson to adults and children. Wonder tells us about:
The unconditionality of family love:
The parents, his sister Via and Auggie himself, teach us with each of their words, gestures and actions how affection is shown within the family: celebrating good times together and also going through difficulties as a team.
Each family is a refuge for their own in a very special way. That being there, no matter what happens, so typical of family ties.
The value of friendship:
Throughout his life, Auggie cultivates different friendships, which endure despite the distances. Despite the differences, it inspires us to encourage ourselves to get to know the other and get closer to him.
The sense of humor:
Throughout the life of this endearing family, both in everyday moments and in big events, this special ability appears. The ability to laugh together even in adverse situations is a great value that is reflected in this story.
Hopefully we all become aware of how important the ingredient of a sense of humor is, in the traditional recipe of each family.
Auggie’s appearance arouses some not-so-positive feelings in a boy, which makes him a subject of ridicule. In a society where the flags of inclusion are raised higher and higher, it is incredible how much it still costs to accept someone who is different.
In this, we adults have the enormous responsibility of being an example for the little ones, teaching them not only not to be disrespectful, but also to take the step to dare to know the hearts of the people around us.
Wonder is an excellent trigger to talk as a family, to laugh, to cry together, to inspire us, to learn. If you haven’t seen it yet, select it from the menu, and if you’ve already seen it, take the time to see it again, and we assure you that you will be thrilled again. The film is available on Movistar Play and StarzPlay in Argentina and Mexico, while in Spain it is available for rent on Amazon Video, Apple iTunes and Google Play Movies.
As a bonus track, for lovers of reading, there is the saga of history books: Augusto’s lesson, Charlotte has the floor, Julián’s story and Christopher’s game, all by the author Raquel J. Palacio, we narrate the events from different points of view. Highly recommended.
Magdalena Clariá has a degree in Psychology and Mercedes Gontán is a Lawyer, Mediator and Family Counsellor. Together they make Planting Notes.
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