The Wonder

Set in the Irish Midlands in 1859 as an English nurse, Lib Wright, goes to a tiny village to observe what some see as a medical anomaly and others a miracle, that a girl has survived without food for months. Tourists flock to see 11-year-old Anna O’Donnell, and a journalist has come to cover the sensation as two strangers transform each other’s lives in a story of love pitted against evil.

  • Released: 2022-11-02
  • Runtime: 103 minutes
  • Genre: Drama, History, Mystery
  • Stars: Florence Pugh, Tom Burke, Niamh Algar, Elaine Cassidy, Kíla Lord Cassidy, Toby Jones, Ciarán Hinds, Dermot Crowley, Caolan Byrne, Brían F. O'Byrne, Josie Walker, David Wilmot, Stephen Ball, Mary Murray, Niamh Finlay, John Burke, Emer Casey, Graeme Coughlan, Abigail Coburn, Ava May Taylor, Janet Grene
  • Director: Sebastián Lelio
  • Mabkid - 11 January 2023
    Cinematically Beautiful and Moody
    The Wonder starts off with the mystery of a girl who seems to be surviving without eating at all. A nurse, and a nun, has been charged to assess the situation.

    The actors are mesmerizing, the cinematography is captivating, the vast untamed nature of Ireland is gorgeous.

    The mystery and the story is slow-paced. Not everyone will like this kind of storytelling. All the suspense explodes in a climax at the end. Now if you just want the punchline, you might not have liked wasting your time. However, if you enjoy the build up, you'll be able to appreciate The Wonder.

    It's not for everybody. Personally, I appreciate a well shot movie, and the several twists at the end is satisfying .
  • lisanne_lanser - 5 January 2023
    The way this movie was shot and written, shows a good understanding the role the church played in Scotland 1860s.

    They wanted to believe in a miracle so badly they forgot they were offering a Child to do so. When brought to their attention theyd rather believe in God and therefor the wonder rather than listen to the plea of the nurse.

    I truely liked this movie as it had my attention from the first 5 minutes to the end. Florence pugh (Lib Wright) knows her way around a costume film like no other. The micro emotions on her face really show the struggle and heartship throughout every film. This one isnt an exception to that.

    Highly recommend.