Wonder

Synopsis: Based on the New York Times bestseller, WONDER tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman. Born with facial differences that, up until now, have prevented him from 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 discover 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.
Genre: Drama, Family
Director(s): Stephen Chbosky
Production: Lionsgate
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 21 nominations.
 
IMDB:
8.0
Metacritic:
66
Rotten Tomatoes:
85%
PG
Year:
2017
113 min
$132,090,170
Website
49,772 Views


1

(WOMAN 1 TALKING INDISTINCTLY

ON RADIO)

WOMAN 2:
(ON RADIO)

Stardust, go ahead.

WOMAN 1:

Activate the V-10 recorder.

WOMAN 2:
Copy.

(MAN 1 TALKING INDISTINCTLY

ON RADIO)

Quarter activation complete.

MAN 2:
Copy. Thank you.

AUGGIE:
I know I'm not

an ordinary 10-year-old kid.

I mean, I do ordinary things.

Eat ice cream. Ride my bike.

I'm really good

at playing sports.

Well, on my Xbox.

I love Minecraft, science

and dressing up for Halloween.

I love to lightsaber fight

with my dad.

And watch Star Wars movies

with him.

And drive my big sister crazy.

And dream about

being in outer space,

just like any ordinary kid.

I just don't look ordinary

when I'm doing these things.

Not even my birth

was ordinary.

It was hilarious.

Now, how can a birth

be hilarious, you ask?

A teenage doctor helps.

This is my first day.

AUGGIE:
A massive video camera

also aids the situation.

But to really be funny,

you need

what all the best jokes have.

A punch line.

DOCTOR:
He's coming!

(BABY CRYING)

(BABY CRYING FADES)

(INAUDIBLE)

(BABY CONTINUES CRYING)

Where's the baby going?

Go with the baby!

You need to go, sir.

AUGGIE:
I've had 27 surgeries

since then.

They've helped me to breathe,

to see,

to hear without a hearing aid,

and some even helped me

look a bit better.

But none of them

have made me look ordinary.

NATE:
He said

he doesn't want to go.

But he's ready.

NATE:
No, he's not ready.

I cannot

home school him forever.

Every year that we wait,

it'll just be harder to start.

This is the first year

of middle school for everyone.

He will not be

the only new kid.

NATE:
Okay, well, he's gonna

be the only new kid

that looks like him.

for just one second

and please listen?

It's like leading

a lamb to the slaughter.

And you know it.

AUGGIE:
I know I'll never

just be an ordinary kid.

Ordinary kids don't make

other kids

run away from playgrounds.

Ordinary kids don't get stared

at wherever they go.

But it's okay

if you wanna stare, too.

My name is Auggie Pullman.

Next week,

I start fifth grade.

And since I've never been

to real school before,

I'm pretty much totally

and completely petrified.

(SIGHS)

Mrs. Pullman,

so good to see you again.

And you must be Auggie.

What a pleasure to meet you.

I'm Mr. Tushman.

You can laugh about that.

Tushman.

I've heard 'em all.

Tushy. Butt man. Butt face.

(CHUCKLES) Oh.

Mr. Tuchus.

(AUGGIE SNORTS)

(LAUGHS)

MR. TUSHMAN:

And then in the spring,

we have a science fair.

And from what your

home school teacher tells me,

you'll get first prize.

You hear that, Auggie?

Then right before graduation,

whole class takes a trip

to a nature reserve

in Pennsylvania.

It is the highlight

of the year.

I promise you.

(KIDS CHATTERING)

Oh good, they're here.

Who are they?

to meet some of our students

'fore you start school,

Auggie.

What do you think?

Other kids now?

so they know

their way around and

they'll give you a nice tour.

It will be fine.

MR. TUSHMAN:
Auggie,

this is Jack Will,

Julian, and Charlotte.

Guys, this is Auggie Pullman.

Hi.

Hey.

AUGGIE:
Meeting kids is harder

than meeting adults.

Everyone makes

the same face at first.

But kids aren't as good

at hiding it.

So I usually look down.

You can learn a lot

about people from their shoes.

I think these three are

trust fund kid,

hand-me-down kid...

Uh-oh, crazy kid.

I act in TV commercials.

Really?

Yeah. Tide.

take Auggie 'round

the school a bit, huh?

Just be back here in, uh,

a half hour?

CHARLOTTE:
I started

when I was two.

Then when I was three

I booked my first national.

Nestl Quik.

It was hard, because

I'm lactose intolerant.

Anyway, have you ever heard

of a spit bucket?

So this is our homeroom.

We have Mr. Browne.

My mom says

he's a little weird.

CHARLOTTE:

Then I was in the chorus of

the Radio City Music Hall

Christmas Spectacular.

I auditioned

for Annie on Broadway.

I got two callbacks for Molly,

but I guess they went

in a different direction.

Hey, Charlotte!

Don't you ever stop talking?

So this is the cafeteria.

The food here is okay

for school food.

Or do you eat special food?

Wow! This reminds me of my

guess spot on Law & Order.

So the science elective

is supposably really hard.

So you probably won't be

spending much time here.

No offense,

but if you've never been

in a real school before...

Dude, he's been home schooled.

Okay, I'm just saying.

Science is supposably

really hard.

But you're taking it,

too, right?

(CHUCKLES) Hey,

maybe you could fail together.

Why don't you

get out of the way,

so he can check it out?

Okay.

I mean, there's nothing much

to see. Desks. Chairs.

The incubator. Bunsen burners.

Those are some

really gross science posters.

Oh! And this is an eraser.

CHARLOTTE:
He knows

what an eraser is.

How am I supposed to know

what he knows?

He doesn't say anything.

You know

what an eraser is, right?

(WHISPERS) Dude,

you have to say something.

Yeah, I know

what an eraser is.

Is... Is your name Jack

or Jackwill?

(GIGGLES) You thought his name

was Jackwill?

Yeah, a lotta people call me

by my first and last name.

I don't know why.

Got any other questions?

Actually, I've got

a question for Auggie.

What's the deal

with your face?

I mean were you

in a car crash or something?

What? Tushman said we could

ask questions if we wanted to.

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Stephen Chbosky

Stephen Chbosky (born January 25, 1970) is an American novelist, screenwriter, and film director best known for writing the New York Times bestselling coming-of-age novel The Perks of Being a Wallflower (1999), as well as for screenwriting and directing the film version of the same book, starring Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, and Ezra Miller. He also wrote the screenplay for the 2005 film Rent, and was co-creator, executive producer, and writer of the CBS television series Jericho, which began airing in 2006. more…

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