Cert PG Stars 4
Young actor Jacob Trembley is on winning form alongside Owen Wilson and Julia Roberts in this uplifting adaptation of R.J. Palacio’s best selling 2012 novel.
Ten year old Auggie has a disfiguring medical condition and so starts his first day of school wearing a spaceman’s helmet. He suffers bullying as he struggles to fit in.
It’s more sentimental and sweetly engaging than I’m prepared to admit to enjoying, and fans of the book will probably think it’s wonderful.
And in the era of cyber-bullying the film’s message of accepting people for who they are is worth repeating.