Release Date: October 20th, 2017

DVD Release Date: May 22nd, 2018

PG |1 hr 57 min

Plot Summary

Ben and Rose are children from two different eras who secretly wish that their lives were different. Ben longs for the father he's never known, while Rose dreams of a mysterious actress whose life she chronicles in a scrapbook. When Ben discovers a puzzling clue and Rose reads an enticing headline, they both set out on epic quests to find what they're missing.

Cast: Oakes Fegley, Julianne Moore, Millicent Simmonds, Michelle Williams, Jaden Michael, Tom Noonan, James Urbaniak, Amy Hargreaves

Director: Todd Haynes

Genres: Adventure , Drama

Production Co: Picrow, Amazon Studios, FilmNation Entertainment, Cinetic Media

Keywords: Emotional, Mystery, 1970s, Moving, Engaging, Friendship, Father, Heartwarming, Pursuit, New York City

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    David RooneyThe Hollywood Reporter

    Alive with the magic of pictures and the mysteries of silence, this is an uncommonly grownup film about children, communication, connection and memory. show more

  • 80
    Dana StevensSlate

    Wonderstruck strikes a curious emotional tone, alternating between suspense and quiet wistfulness, with sudden surges of operatic intensity as the two timelines begin to connect. Still, all the moods hang together like the movements of a piece of classical music expressing different tempos: allegro, adagio, andante. show more

  • 80
    Wendy IdeScreen International

    As an innovative filmmaker who naturally chimes with the perspective of the outsider looking in, Haynes takes a semi-graphic novel which comes with a strong visual identity, and makes it very much his own. show more

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