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NPR, Feb 14, 2018
RJ Palacio, graphic designer by day and a writer by night, discusses the film Wonder starring Owen Wilson and Julia Roberts. This film is based on her bestselling novel of the same name, which tells the story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences caused by Treacher Collins syndrome who enters fifth grade and confronts the challenges of attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time. Wonder is out on Blu-ray and DVD on February 13th. This segment is guest hosted by Kai Wright.
By John Boone
ET, January 30, 2018
Wonder may have received an Oscar nomination for its makeup and hairstyling, but the movie never would have worked without Jacob Tremblay's performance as Auggie, a young boy with facial differences. In this exclusive featurette, Tremblay, who was nine during filming, reveals the sweet way he prepared for the part by spending time with real kids with facial differences and putting together a special binder.
By Murphy Moroney
PopSugar, Jan 9, 2018
Wonder puts important themes — some that few adults can even wrap their heads around — completely into terms children can actually understand.
By Maureen Lee Lenker
Entertainment Weekly, Jan 9, 2018
The hair and makeup team behind Jacob Tremblay’s transformation in Wonder landed a BAFTA nomination Tuesday, and the 11-year-old star is congratulating the artists, praising them on Instagram for their “vision, talent & patience.”
By Gerrad Hall
Entertainment Weekly, Jan 08, 2018
For his second movie, Stephen Chbosky — who made his debut in 2012 directing the big-screen adaptation of his own novel, The Perks of Being a Wallflower — turned to another novel: R.J. Palacio’s Wonder. And he wasn’t expecting it, but Chbosky says his experience affected him on a personal level.
“What surprised me in making Wonder — and I did not expect this — was becoming a better person by making it,” he tells EW.
By Ramin Zahe
Los Angeles Times, Jan 8, 2018
Dutch-born special-effects makeup designer Arjen Tuiten has worked with such famed creature designers as Stan Winston and Rick Baker, and delivered eye-popping visuals for “Pan’s Labyrinth” (2006), “Alice in Wonderland” (2010), and “Maleficent” (2014). But the family film “Wonder” brings his work into the realm of reality. For it, Tuiten was tasked with creating special makeup for the young lead character Auggie Pullman (portrayed by Jacob Tremblay) who has Treacher Collins syndrome — a rare genetic condition that affects the development of facial bones.
CBS News, Dec 31, 2017
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By Thom Geier
The Wrap, Dec 18, 2017
Palacio's YA hit about Auggie Pullman (Jacob Tremblay), a boy who is ostracized at his middle school because of his physical appearance: a disfigured face owing to the rare Treacher Collins syndrome.
By Samantha Zeibak
Backstage OL, November 16, 2017
BackstageOL’s Dave Morales travels to London to sit down with Wonder director Stephen Chbosky and author R.J. Palacio to talk about the inspiration for the film and it’s message to “Choose Kind.”
By Ben Fritz
The Wall Street Journal, December 6, 2017
‘Wonder,’ about a 10-year-old with cranio-facial differences, is on track to be the year’s third-highest grossing original live-action movie
By Alessia Santoro
Popsugar December 3, 2017
Eleven-year-old Jacob Tremblay is a literal onscreen wonder in the film version of R.J. Palacio's New York Times bestseller, Wonder, but as it turns out, he's pretty spectacular off screen as well. In a recent interview with Jacob, the young actor told POPSUGAR how he got into his role as Auggie Pullman, a boy with facial differences who starts going to mainstream school in fifth grade after being homeschooled, why he's so excited to spread the film's message to "Choose Kind," and his best tip for dealing with bullies.
By Frannie Ucciferri
Common Sense Media, October 22, 2017
The wait is finally over for some of the most exciting and anticipated movies of the year: We're talking Marvel, Pixar, Star Wars, and more! Maybe your kids already have their lightsabers ready for Star Wars: Episode VIII The Last Jedi. Or maybe they're dying to see the movie version of their favorite book, Wonder.
By Maria Russo
The New York Times, November 24, 2017
Like most people who love the best-selling book “Wonder,” I’ve been thrilled by the success of the movie version.
Good Housekeeping, Dec 2017
How do you treat people who are different from you? That’s the question at the heart of the book Wonder, now a film starring Julia Roberts as the mother of a boy with a face that shocks everyone who sees him.
By Shreemi Verma
Miss Malini, November 29, 2017
Wonder is one of this year’s best reviewed movies. Starring superstars Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson and the breakout star of 2015’s Oscar winning movie Room – Jacob Tremblay, Wonder is based on a novel of the same name by R.J. Palacio. Here are 5 reasons you should definitely check it out –
By Jeneé Osterheldt
Rep-am.com, November 27, 2017
Makayla Hainline has been waiting for a movie like “Wonder.”
It’s the tale of Auggie Pullman, a 10-year-old boy who loves “Star Wars,” Halloween and science. He also has Treacher Collins syndrome, a rare genetic condition affecting the way the face develops.
By Maria Russo
The New York Times, November 27, 2017
There is more to the tale than meets the eye in the film version of R.J. Palacio’s novel.
By Ryan Painter
FOX Kansas, Nov 19, 2017
Based on R. J. Palacio’s novel, “Wonder” tells the story of a young boy with a facial deformity who attends public school for the first time. Most predictions had the film finishing the weekend in the area of $15 million.
By Jacqueline Howard
CNN, Nov 19, 2017
Although Auggie's face and everyday experiences are imaginary, the lives of the some 600,000 individuals who have been diagnosed with a craniofacial condition in the United States are very much real -- and 7-year-old Shane Vysocky and 13-year-old Emily Merrill are among them.
By Colin Covert
Start Tribune Nov 18, 2017
Powerful portrayals of deep characters elevate this illness drama far beyond its genre's clichés.
By Andrea Mandell
USA TODAY Nov 17, 2017
Faith — at least faith in the power of goodness triumphing in the face of casual cruelty — is Wonder’s fiber. And for 113 minutes, it sure feels good to believe.
By Brooks Barnes
The New York Times, Nov 19, 2017
“Earnest emotions can be easily mocked, but they penetrate deep,” Erik Feig, co-president of the Lionsgate Motion Picture Group, said in an email. “I think people feel besieged and uncertain about the world — wondering what is really in the hearts of their neighbors — and this movie shows that there is much goodness in most of us.”
Time, Nov 17
Partway through Wonder, fifth-grader Auggie Pullman finds himself seated across from a new friend in the school cafeteria. “Have you ever thought about getting plastic surgery”, the friend asks.
By Kevin P. Sullivan
Entertainment Weekly, November 17, 2017
How Julia Roberts and director Stephen Chbosky turned an award-winning young-adult book into a gentle gem about the power of kindness and family. Take that, Hollywood.
By Ed Symkus
The Boston Globe, Nov 10, 2017
The big breaks for filmmaker Stephen Chbosky and novelist R.J. Palacio came at roughly the same time. The year 2012 saw publication of Palacio’s first book, “Wonder,” and release of the film “The Perks of Being a Wallflower,” which Chbosky directed and wrote, based on his own novel.
By Etan Vlessing
The Hollywood Reporter, Nov 9, 2017
Wonder, Stephen Chbosky's adaptation of the R.J. Palacio novel, is led by Julia Roberts and Room breakout Jacob Tremblay.
By Lindsey Benoit
Good HouseKeeping, Nov 17, 2017
R.J. Palacio, the best-selling author of Wonder, breaks down the inspiration behind it — and how she really feels about collaborating with Hollywood.
November 7, 2017
Based on the New York Times bestseller, "Wonder" tells the inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time.
By Greg Srisavasdi
Hollywood Outbreak , Nov 7, 2017
“I just thought it had an incredible scope of characters and their points of view and their compassion,” said Roberts. “I loved it.
November 1, 2017
After sitting out the movie business for more than a year, Roberts—also a face of Lancôme—now has a new film, Wonder (based on the best-selling YA novel by R.J. Palacio), in which she plays Isabel, the mother of a little boy (Room’s Jacob Tremblay) with a severe facial deformity
By Sheldon Wiebe
Eclipse Magazine, Oct 31, 2017
The incredible journey of a family with a boy born with a rare facial condition, a real-life version of the main character in R.J. Palacio’s best-selling novel Wonder.
True Viral News, Oct 25, 2017
The end of the year always means tons of great big-screen releases. However, this November, cinephiles can expect to feel just about overwhelmed, as there are nearly twenty new selections worthy of their time and attention.
By Cristy Meiners
Deseret News, Oct 19, 2017
A new trailer for the film version of R.J. Palacio's 2012 best-seller "Wonder" hit the internet Thursday. The film, which comes out nationwide Nov. 17, stars Jacob Tremblay as August "Auggie" Pullman, a 10-year-old New Yorker who has a rare facial deformity.
By Meaghan Kirby
Hello Giggles, Oct 19, 2017
You’re going to need to run out and grab a box of tissues because the final trailer for Wonder has arrived, and it is *definitely* going to make you cry.
By Chris Evangelista
Slash Film, Oct 19, 2017
Every now and then, you might need to go see a good tear-jerker. Wonder is here to help you out with that. Adapted from R.J. Palacio‘s novel, the film follows a young boy with facial differences who attends public school for the first time after years of homeschooling.
By Travis Hopson
Punch Drunk Critics, Oct 19, 2017
Who couldn't use a feel-good, well-meaning movie right about now? Wonder can't get here soon enough, and the adaptation of R.J. Palacio's heartwarming novel has just dropped a new trailer that promises there will be no dry eyes in the room.
By Paul Heath
Hollywood News, Oct 11, 2017
Lionsgate UK has released two new posters for the upcoming Wonder, which stars the likes of Owen Wilson, Julia Roberts and Jacob Tremblay. The film is set for UK screens later in the year. The new posters, which you can see below, were created as part of a partnership with Cities of Kindness in the US.
Medium, Oct 6
Tulip Fever, Live By Night, Before I Fall, Fifty Shades Darker, Thank You for Your Service, Wonder, The Circle…..
By Matia Burnett
Publishers Weekly, Oct 05, 2017
R.J. Palacio never envisioned that her “little book about a little boy with enormous challenges” would one day become a feature-length film.
By Aditi Kaushiva
Kubashi, October 1, 2017
What I love about storytelling is how there are so many ways to express one story. I love it in all its forms – oral, written, visual. Recently, I was watching (yet again) Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and my thoughts turned to the many book-to-movie adaptations we’ve had this year...
By Jodi Guglielmi
People Movies, August 10, 2016
Jacob Tremblay is back, and he’s as aww-inducing as ever.