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
  • lauralarocha - 31 May 2024
    Interested? Read the book!
    I am dumbfounded! I loved the book, the deepness of its main characters, the storyline development, the pace, the ambience, the descriptions, I really felt that I was there in that small village in the middle of Ireland following Elizabeth around. I read the book first and then watched the movie with my family because they wanted to, and now I regret profoundly to not have forced everybody that I watched it with to read the book. This movie could be considered a bad retelling of the story. I am really sad and now I need to fullfil a hundred and some letters to reach the required characters to be able to submit the review of this movie. And I insist to recommend you to GO READ THE BOOK instead.
  • kosmasp - 17 August 2023
    Times are ... changing
    No pun intended - obviously some things do change over time. How we perceive each other but also in society ... religion and otherwise too. Of course change can be viewed badly - we are used to .. well certain things, a status quo of sorts. So when we see movies from a long time ago ... we may not fully understand everything that went on back then ... the moral differences let's call them ... it is or rather was how it was.

    Really good acting in this slow burner (which may be a reason some might not like it - really slow pace) ... Florence Pough has proven she has quite the wide range ... and she is fitting in this period piece too. Suspend your disbelief, try to empathize with her and the others ... even if it may be difficult to understand all the motives ... hard drama to watch, especially how it unfolds ... but if you dig it, you will dig it (because it is different from other stuff)