Drama / Family /Mystery
Runtime: 117 minutes
Directed by Todd Haynes
Starring: Julianne Moore, Michelle Williams
Synopsis: Based on Brian Selznick’s critically acclaimed novel, Ben and Rose are children from two different eras who secretly wish their lives were different. Ben longs for the father he has never known, while Rose dreams of a mysterious actress whose life she chronicles in a scrapbook. Both children set out on quests to find what they are missing that unfold with mesmerizing symmetry.
Here, finally, is a children’s film for real children, a sincere and humane work that is absent any franchise concerns or daydreams of ancillary product. -Globe and Mail
Even as he follows Mr. Selznick’s narrative lead, Mr. Haynes quietly and touchingly makes Wonderstruck his own because the wonder of the film isn’t in its story but in its telling. -New York Times