Wonderstruck

Wonderstruck

DVD - 2018
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The story of a young boy in the Midwest is told simultaneously with a tale about a young girl in New York from fifty years ago as they both seek the same mysterious connection.
Publisher: [United States] : Amazon Studios, [2018]
Edition: EnglishFrenchSpanish version
ISBN: 9786317115040
6317115044
Branch Call Number: DVD DRAMA WONDER 2018
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (117 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
digital,optical,surround,Dolby digital 5.1
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milirick
Aug 02, 2018

I really wanted to like this more especially since I loved Hugo and there are many good elements to this movie, but I wonder who was the intended audience? It is very slow and esoteric for children and teens will not like it at all. It is more a movie for older adults who will appreciate the 1970’s authenticity. It is even filmed in this yellowish tint as were a lot of movies from that decade which lends a good feel, but is also a bit irritating. The sequences filmed for the era of silent films are less convincing though. This is a bit of a time travel movie done with flashbacks, but the themes are a unfortunately overly mixed. If it had stayed a story about family history that would be one thing, but it mixes in a disability theme as well as a theme about friendship, parental estrangement, death, appreciation about history, well you get the picture. It is worth seeing if you like sentimental films, which I do, but don’t go in expecting a fast paced, funny or typical Disney type movie. Julianne Moore displays her usual overwrought performance, but Millicent Simmonds (A Quiet Place) gives a solid performance which pushes the needle for me to say it is worth a look.

JCLIanH Jun 20, 2018

Wonderstruck is wonderful. In addition to being an excellent and deeply moving children's film that doesn't pander to its young audience, director Todd Haynes does some amazingly innovative stuff that makes this a treat for all ages. It's too mature for younger kids, but it's an excellent choice for the 8+ crowd (or fans of Brian Selznick's novel).

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LarryStonebridge
Jun 14, 2018

Some redeeming qualities but essentially the storyline is very contrived and hard to believe. Michelle Williams is almost non existent and Julianne Moore's talents are wasted! Sorry can't recommend!

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JoeSmoe
Jun 14, 2018

An intriguing ending, but the road there is long, boring, frustrating and aggravating. This film is not worth the trip.

multcolib_susannel Feb 06, 2018

Ben and Rose are from two different times- but they both are hungry for the same thing- a connection with their family.
The unique graphics and cinematopgraphy keeps the integrity of the book.

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