First screened in November 2017
Director: Stephen Chbosky. Cast: Jacob Tremblay, Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, Izabela Vidovic, Noah Jupe, Bryce Gheisar, Danielle Rose Russell, Nadji Jeter, Millie Davis, Mandy Patinkin, Daveed Diggs, Elle McKinnon, Sonia Braga, Ty Consiglio, Kyle Breitkopf, Ali Liebert, Ben Ratner, Nicole Oliver, Rachel Hayward, Crystal Lowe, Steve Bacic. Screenplay: Stephen Chbosky, Steve Conrad, and Jack Thorne (based on the novel by R.J. Palacio). Twitter Capsule:
Is it the subtlest and most sophisticated? No. Did I cry? Yes. Did I love it despite its flaws? Yes. Is that the theme? Yes.
A bit more adventurous in structure and theme than the average family film; more mature in its emotional textures, too. Still not a mold-breaker.