The Wonder

There are so many things that I loved about this movie.  I loved how clean the whole setup is – it only took about twenty minutes to give the viewer an excellent glimpse into where the movie was going and what the main conflicts are.  While the girl was at the center of the story the movie really had nothing to do with the girl.  The acting by everyone in the movie is absolutely top notch, especially Florence Pugh (she very much reminds me of a young Kate Winslet).  Once the story was set up I was extremely curious as to how they were going to wrap it up – the resolution was amazing and did not disappoint.

I do have one last note on this movie.  I am a man that embraces science and discounts religion.  On the surface it seems as though this movie be a movie about science vs. religion but I think the exchange between the nurse and the nun at the end of the movie shows that the issue was not necessarily religion but fanaticism.

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Movie title: The Wonder

Movie description: Haunted by her past, a nurse travels from England to a remote Irish village in 1862 to investigate a young girl's supposedly miraculous fast.

Date published: 2022-11-19

Director(s): Sebastián Lelio

Actor(s): Florence Pugh, Kíla Lord Cassidy, Tom Burke, Niamh Algar, Elaine Cassidy, Ruth Bradley, 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, David Maine

Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Drama

My Review

There are so many things that I loved about this movie.  I loved how clean the whole setup is – it only took about twenty minutes to give the viewer an excellent glimpse into where the movie was going and what the main conflicts are.  While the girl was at the center of the story the movie really had nothing to do with the girl.  The acting by everyone in the movie is absolutely top notch, especially Florence Pugh (she very much reminds me of a young Kate Winslet).  Once the story was set up I was extremely curious as to how they were going to wrap it up – the resolution was amazing and did not disappoint.

I do have one last note on this movie.  I am a man that embraces science and discounts religion.  On the surface it seems as though this movie be a movie about science vs. religion but I think the exchange between the nurse and the nun at the end of the movie shows that the issue was not necessarily religion but fanaticism.

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