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Updated: 12/05/2017 01:26:35PM

‘Wonder’ is a good, old-fashioned family film

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This image released by Lionsgate shows Julia Roberts, left, and Owen Wilson in a scene from "Wonder."


This image released by Lionsgate shows Jacob Tremblay, right, and Julia Roberts in a scene from "Wonder."


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A far departure from this week’s Netflix review, the movie for this week is “Wonder,” based on the bestselling children’s book of the same name. The movie is about an 11-year-old boy named Auggie (Jacob Tremblay) who was born with Treacher Collins syndrome, meaning he has facial deformities since birth that have kept him home schooled the last 11 years.

Now Auggie is starting the fifth grade at a regular school and must now deal with the bullying and crass remarks from the other students, all while trying to fit in and make friends. But this movie is about more than just Auggie’s journey through his first year in school with other kids. Yes, the majority is about him, but there are also sections of the movie that are about his sister, Via (Izabela Vidovic), Via’s best friend Miranda (Danielle Rose Russell), Auggie’s new best friend Jack Will (Noah Jupe) and even Auggie’s mother Isabel (Julia Roberts).

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