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Wonderstruck

  • 2017
  • PG
  • 120min
  • 67%
  • 6.2 / 10

Wonderstruck follows two different stories, set over 50 years apart. The time switched back and forth between the stories. They follow the story of 2 children. The one set in 1927 covers Rose, who runs away from her father's home in New Jersey in hopes of finding her mother, a famous actress Lillian Mayhew. The story in 1977 tells of the story of an orphaned boy Ben, who runs from his home in Minnesota in search of his father.

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Brian Selznick was born on July 14, 1966. Selznick is an American illustrator and writer best known for illustrating children's books. In 2007 Selznick received a Caldecott Medal for his illustration recognizing The Invention of Hugo Cabret. The Book had an amazing 533 pages with a total of 284 pictures. Selznick had also been a runner up for the Caldecott award in 2002, and instead received the Caldecott Honor for 'The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins: An Illuminating History of Mr. Waterhouse Hawkins, Artist and Lecturer.' Selznick has also won the Texas Bluebonnet Award, the Rhode Island Children's Book Award, and the Christopher Award. Selznick has illustrated at least 28 books, including the Harry Potter series in 2018.

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Wonderstruck was released in 2017 American. This mystery drama film was directed by Todd Haynes. The movie was based on a novel written in 2011 by Brian Selznick of the same name. Brian Selznick is also the one who wrote the screenplay. This film featured the acting skills of Oakes Fegley, Julianne Moore, Michelle Williams, and Millicent Simmonds. The film was only given a limited released by Amazon Studios and Roadside Attractions. The film was released at the Cannes Film Festival May 18th, 2017 and was welcomed to a 3-minute standing ovation. The filming budget was $7 million, but box office sales were only $3.3 million.