Wonder, the movie, is available for free on Amazon Prime. I loved it, because it touched my heart, so many times.
This is a wonder- ful movie that kept making me cry-- the good kind of tears, when you see people's hearts softening, when you see kindness given and kindness embraced, when you see people do good.
It's about a ten year old boy, Augie, with a genetic facial deformity who's been through a lot of surgeries, who's lived in the safety of a loving, protective family. His mother, played by Julia Roberts, finally decides it's time to end his homeschooling and to send him to a regular school. He's scared... for good reason. Kids can be so cruel. And some are.
But the movie shows how Augie copes and how the kids around him eventually show love and kindness towards him. I like to watch movies that make me cry by touching my heart. This one paid off in tears in spades.
Watch it and cry beautiful tears. Enjoy the acting of Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, Mandy Patinkin, and the star, child actor, Jacob Tremblay.
Rob Kall is an award winning journalist, inventor, software architect,
connector and visionary. His work and his writing have been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, ABC, the HuffingtonPost, Success, Discover and other media.
He's given talks and workshops to Fortune
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more detailed bio:
Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind. Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives one person at a time was too slow, he founded Opednews.com-- which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big) to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet and the Psychopathy Defense and Optimization (more...)