Set fifty years apart, Ben (Oakes Fegley) and Rose (Millicent Simmonds) are children from two different eras who both secretly wish their lives were different. When Ben discovers a puzzling clue in his home and Rose reads an enticing headline in the newspaper, both children set out on quests to find what they are missing that unfold with mesmerizing symmetry.
Enjoyable poignent kids adventure
- Wonderstruck review by PC
Your level of enjoyment may depend on your ability to suspend belief and accept all the coincidences that occur to bring both storylines together. The cast are great, especially Millicent Simmonds in the silent section from the twenties. Some may find it a hit cloying but it has a fantastical element I enjoyed.
Yes, this one works! A good storyline with thoughtful acting from all, especially from the young ones. A little slow to begin with, but it is needed for the interesting, unfolding plot to work. Watch and enjoy!