From a certain angle this does exactly what it says on the tin: a syrupy, Kleenex-bothering weepie tailor-made for lifetime repeats on Lifetime Movies. But on closer look there's more to this: it's a subtler, more intriguing construction than it might have been, and the Rashomon-style switching of perspectives keeps it intriguing. Also nice to see ROOM wasn't a one-off for Tremblay.
As much as I wanted to like Wonder, and did have a few moments of "feels," overall the film felt like kind of a flat adaptation that didn't quite take the turns that it needed to. While I did like the cast and their performances, the film kind of maintained a deadened tone the whole time -- as if it were only a single note played on a piano. See it once if you have the time, but definitely not that much of a keeper.
Ce film lacrymal est banal, simple, prévisible, forcément touchant, certainement sincère. On sent de petits efforts (jeu des acteurs) même s'ils sont toujours rattrapés par l'évidence des bons sentiments et leur grande simplicité. Ce n'est pas totalement mièvre ni stupide, même si c'est benêt et moral. Ca nettoie généreusement les yeux. C'est facile. Ca mange pas de pain.