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10 year old August "Auggie" Pullman (Jacob Tremblay) is clever, funny and good-natured, has loving parents (Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson) and a sister Via (Izabela Vidovic) with whom he can walk through thick and thin. Sounds like the perfect childhood? Not for Auggie, because his face is completely disfigured by a rare genetic defect. So far he was taught at home, outside he only dares to hide under his astronaut helmet. But that is supposed to change now, because the boy should finally lead a completely normal life and get to know other children. Although he is afraid, Auggie is persuaded to go to an ordinary school class - without an astronaut's helmet. But first he remains an outsider at school, who is constantly gaped at. But then he makes his first friendships - but these will also last in everyday life?
The film adaptation of R. J. Palacios' celebrated debut novel "Wunder" is itself a small miracle. The touching plea for courage, tolerance and friendship has so far raised 250 million dollars worldwide on a relatively small budget. Of course, the staging is highly manipulative and presses on the tear gland wherever possible. But somehow the whole thing works very well. The film is simply beautiful and gives its audience a wonderful feeling of happiness. Especially by Jacob Tremblay ("Raum"), but also by the other young actresses and actors, as well as by the professionals Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson very well played, the film, interspersed with quiet humor, convinces especially on a dramaturgical level.
Because the story is not only told from Auggie's point of view. Rather, the narrative perspective changes again and again. Sometimes it is the little boy who shares his fears, hopes and joys with the audience, then it is his sister Via who is allowed to tell how she deals with the fact that all her parents' attention is focused on her brother. Then it is Via's once best friend, who was just superficial, who reveals why she has changed so much. And also Jack, Auggie's first real friend, gets his own narrative strand.
Thanks to the fact that the events are told from different perspectives, the characters can be depicted much more complex than at first glance, which the film absolutely wins on an emotional level. Sure, it's often pretty thick. And especially towards the end, everything is already being looked at through rose-tinted glasses, which suggest that everyone - especially all children - is actually good and tolerant, open-minded people in their hearts. Well, what would it be nice if that were really the case? But that's the way it should be in the cinema - after all, "Miracle" is not a documentary, but a very, very beautiful fairy tale that wants to give its viewers a beautiful message on their way: It's always worth looking behind the façade.
Whoever can overlook a little kitsch and permanent pressure on the tear gland and simply wants to get a nice story told, which provides for a pleasant feeling in the heart area, can more than be recommended this "miracle". Absolutely worth seeing!
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