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Wonderstruck (2017)

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The story of a young boy in the Midwest is told simultaneously with a tale about a young girl in New York from fifty years ago as they both seek the same mysterious connection.

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Walter
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Dr. Kincaid, Rose's Father
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Otto, Museum Guard
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Workman
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Pearl, The Maid
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Miss Conrad at the Museum
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Valentin
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The story of a young boy in the Midwest is told simultaneously with a tale about a young girl in New York from fifty years ago as they both seek the same mysterious connection.

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It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.

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Drama | Family | Mystery

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Rated PG for thematic elements and smoking | See all certifications »
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20 October 2017 (USA)  »

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La stanza delle meraviglie  »

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The film reunites director Todd Haynes with Julianne Moore. This is their fourth collaboration after Safe (1995), Far from Heaven (2002), and I'm Not There. (2007). Moore's performance in "Far From Heaven" earned her an Academy Award nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role. See more »

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9 October 2017 | by (advicetothelovelorn.blogspot.com) – See all my reviews

How is a Todd Haynes film with a character based on Lillian Gish this bad? And why is this his follow-up to Carol?!

This YA mystery – adapted by its author – has an intriguing dual- time structure, a nice Carter Burwell score and some neat nods to silents, but it's also cloying, not very mysterious, and incredibly longwinded: not trusting its audience to understand anything, and struggling with some laborious translation problems reminiscent of Le mèpris, in which a lot of the dialogue has to be written down and held up. It doesn't help that the central kid seems to have wandered in from a school play. Or that it ends up looking like an extended advertorial for some museums.

It's sort of like Hugo, if everything that Scorsese's film had done had gone a bit wrong.

(The Gish films being homaged, incidentally, are primarily The Wind (the poster of the film-within-a-film starring 'Lillian Mayhew' is based directly on a publicity image for this 1928 masterpiece) and Orphans of the Storm, though she played mothers in few of her starring vehicles and Wonderstruck diverts considerably from her real life.)


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