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Has anybody around here seen Netflix's The Wonder and, if so, would you like to comment on it?

Asked by Jeruba (53613points) 1 month ago

Please label spoilers.

I found it haunting and memorable, dwelling as it does on some deep questions while exploring a painful sacrifice that may or may not be producing a miracle. The acting by the principals is powerful and compelling.

Some reviews:

https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/the_wonder_2022/reviews

https://www.theatlantic.com/culture/archive/2022/12/the-wonder-netflix-review/672303/

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HP's avatar

Thanks for the tip. I’ll give it a look

HP's avatar

I’m sold

smudges's avatar

I’m definitely going to watch it.

On the same site where I read about it, they listed “others like this”. One was “Alias Grace”, a limited series which was very good.

HP's avatar

It was superb in all respects. It’s one of those films you’ll find yourself turning over in your head when you least expect it. It’s a visually sumptuous thing to take in—those shots of that isolated hard scrabble house adrift in that ocean of bog. And a plot that absolutely grabs you. The single flaw I found is in the resolution of that plot to which I insist “she’d never get away with it”.

tinyfaery's avatar

I loved the underlying theme of stories and how they shape our lives; especially, the end and how she was able to save the girl by giving her a new story.

Florence Pugh is amazing in everything she does.

Religion is stupid.

smudges's avatar

^^ Well shit…spoiler alert, too late.

tinyfaery's avatar

Shit. Sorry. I read that OP was saying that there would be spoilers in the thread. : /

smudges's avatar

^^ LOL too funny. No problem @tinyfaery. I understand now.

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