Wonder movie poster

Auggie (Jason Tremblay), a fifth-grader born with severe facial deformities, attends public school for the first time. When handling similar material in Mask, Peter Bogdanovich surrounded his lead with a support system that would have made John Ford proud. Writer-director Stephen Chbosky’s inspiration apparently came from watching hours of ABC Afterschool Specials. It’s another politically incorrect wonder from Walden Media masquerading as family friendly fare. The investment company that brought us Parental Guidance once again proclaims that the best way for a child to deal with bullies is by beating the shit out of them. Were that not disgraceful enough: teachers rightfully discourage impressionable grade-school students from staring at their new classmate, but it’s okay to simultaneously sully cinema and set the kids on the road to macular degeneration by showing them a copy of The Wizard of Oz in the wrong aspect ratio. With Owen Wilson and Julia Roberts, the latter making a semi-annual bid to keep her name out there. 2017.

Scott Marks

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AMC Classic Mission Marketplace 13

431 College Boulevard, Oceanside, 760-631-5700 | Directions

Sunday, December 17

10:55am, 1:40pm, 4:40pm, 7:25pm, 10:20pm

Monday, December 18

10:55am, 1:40pm, 4:40pm, 7:25pm, 10:20pm

Tuesday, December 19

10:55am, 1:40pm, 4:40pm, 7:25pm, 10:20pm

AMC Classic River Village 6

5256 Mission Road, Bonsall, 760-945-1365 | Directions

Sunday, December 17

1:30pm, 4:30pm, 7:30pm, 10:15pm

Monday, December 18

1:30pm, 4:30pm, 7:30pm

Tuesday, December 19

1:30pm, 4:30pm, 7:30pm, 10:15pm

AMC Fashion Valley

7037 Friars Road, San Diego, 888-262-4386 | Directions

Sunday, December 17

10:10am, 12:55pm, 3:45pm, 6:30pm, 9:15pm

Monday, December 18

10:10am, 12:55pm, 3:45pm, 6:30pm, 9:15pm

Tuesday, December 19

10:10am, 12:55pm, 3:45pm, 6:30pm, 9:15pm

AMC La Jolla

8657 Villa La Jolla Drive, San Diego, 888-262-4386 | Directions

Sunday, December 17

11:15am, 2:15pm, 5:15pm, 7:55pm, 10:50pm

Monday, December 18

11:15am, 2:00pm, 5:15pm, 7:55pm, 10:35pm

Tuesday, December 19

11:15am, 2:00pm, 5:15pm, 7:55pm, 10:35pm

AMC Mission Valley

1640 Camino del Rio North, San Diego, 888-262-4386 | Directions

Sunday, December 17

8:40am, 11:45am, 2:35pm, 5:20pm, 8:15pm, 11:00pm

Monday, December 18

11:25am, 2:10pm, 4:55pm, 7:40pm, 10:25pm

AMC Otay Ranch

2015 Birch Road, Chula Vista, 888-262-4386 | Directions

Sunday, December 17

9:20am, 1:45pm, 3:30pm, 6:05pm

Monday, December 18

1:00pm, 3:45pm, 6:30pm, 9:35pm

Tuesday, December 19

1:00pm, 3:45pm, 6:30pm, 9:35pm

AMC Palm Promenade

770 Dennery Road, Chula Vista, 888-262-4386 | Directions

Sunday, December 17

11:00am, 2:00pm, 5:10pm, 8:05pm, 11:05pm

Monday, December 18

9:45am, 12:35pm, 3:20pm, 6:15pm, 9:00pm

AMC Plaza Bonita

3050 Plaza Bonita Road, National City, 888-262-4386 | Directions

Sunday, December 17

10:45am, 1:50pm, 4:55pm, 7:50pm, 10:40pm

Monday, December 18

11:20am, 2:20pm, 5:25pm, 7:25pm, 10:15pm

AMC Poway 10

13475 Poway Road, Poway, 858-646-9423 | Directions

Sunday, December 17

10:30am, 1:10pm, 3:50pm, 6:30pm

Monday, December 18

10:30am, 1:10pm, 3:50pm, 6:30pm

Tuesday, December 19

10:30am, 1:10pm, 3:50pm, 6:30pm, 9:15pm

AMC Temecula 10

27531 Ynez Road, Temecula, CA, 951-699-4970 | Directions

Sunday, December 17

10:15am, 1:05pm, 3:50pm, 6:35pm, 9:15pm

Monday, December 18

10:15am, 1:05pm, 3:50pm, 6:35pm, 9:15pm

Tuesday, December 19

10:15am, 1:05pm, 3:50pm, 6:35pm, 9:15pm

Angelika Film Center

11620 Carmel Mountain Road, San Diego, 858-207-2606 | Directions

Sunday, December 17

10:50am, 1:25pm, 4:00pm, 6:35pm, 9:10pm

Monday, December 18

10:50am, 1:25pm, 4:00pm, 6:35pm, 9:10pm

Tuesday, December 19

10:50am, 1:25pm, 4:00pm, 6:35pm, 9:10pm

ArcLight La Jolla

4425 La Jolla Village Drive, Suite H60, San Diego, 858-768-7770 | Directions

Sunday, December 17

10:10am, 12:35pm, 4:55pm, 6:35pm, 9:05pm

Monday, December 18

10:10am, 12:35pm, 4:50pm, 6:35pm, 9:05pm

Tuesday, December 19

10:10am, 12:35pm, 4:50pm, 6:35pm, 9:05pm

Cinépolis Del Mar

12905 El Camino Real, Del Mar, 858-794-4045 | Directions

Sunday, December 17

9:15am, 12:00pm, 3:00pm, 6:30pm, 9:15pm, 11:50pm

Monday, December 18

9:15am, 12:00pm, 3:00pm, 6:30pm, 10:00pm

Cinépolis La Costa

6941 El Camino Real, Carlsbad, 760-603-8638 | Directions

Sunday, December 17

11:30am, 2:15pm, 5:00pm, 7:45pm, 10:30pm

Monday, December 18

11:30am, 2:15pm, 5:00pm, 7:45pm, 10:30pm

Tuesday, December 19

10:45am, 1:30pm, 4:15pm, 8:15pm, 9:45pm

Cinépolis Vista

25 Main Street, Vista, 760-945-7469 | Directions

Sunday, December 17

9:15am, 11:50am, 2:20pm, 4:50pm, 7:25pm, 10:10pm

Monday, December 18

9:15am, 11:50am, 2:20pm, 4:50pm, 7:25pm, 10:10pm

Tuesday, December 19

10:15am, 12:50pm, 3:20pm, 10:10pm

Edwards Mira Mesa

10733 Westview Parkway, San Diego, 858-635-7716 | Directions

Sunday, December 17

10:05am, 1:05pm, 3:55pm, 6:50pm, 10:35pm

Monday, December 18

10:05am, 1:05pm, 3:55pm, 6:50pm, 10:35pm

Tuesday, December 19

10:05am, 1:05pm, 3:55pm, 6:50pm, 10:35pm

Reading Cinemas Town Square

4665 Clairemont Drive, San Diego, 800-326-3264 | Directions

Sunday, December 17

10:35am, 1:20pm, 4:10pm, 6:50pm, 9:25pm

Monday, December 18

10:35am, 1:20pm, 4:10pm, 6:50pm, 9:25pm

Tuesday, December 19

10:35am, 1:20pm, 4:10pm, 10:00pm

Regal Carlsbad 12

2501 El Camino Real, Carlsbad, 844-462-7342 | Directions

Sunday, December 17

9:40am, 12:40pm, 3:20pm, 6:00pm, 9:00pm

Monday, December 18

10:00am, 12:40pm, 3:20pm, 6:00pm

Tuesday, December 19

10:00am, 12:40pm, 3:20pm, 6:00pm

Regal Escondido

350 West Valley Parkway, Escondido, 760-291-0119 | Directions

Sunday, December 17

10:15am, 1:10pm, 4:10pm, 7:10pm, 10:10pm

Regal Oceanside

401 Mission Avenue, Oceanside, 760-439-1327 | Directions

Sunday, December 17

11:00am, 1:45pm, 4:30pm, 7:20pm, 10:15pm

Monday, December 18

11:00am, 1:45pm, 4:30pm, 7:20pm, 10:15pm

Tuesday, December 19

11:00am, 1:45pm, 4:30pm, 7:20pm, 10:15pm

Regal Parkway Plaza

405 Parkway Plaza, El Cajon, 619-401-3456 | Directions

Sunday, December 17

10:05am, 12:45pm, 3:45pm, 6:45pm, 9:45pm

Monday, December 18

10:05am, 12:45pm, 3:45pm, 6:45pm, 9:45pm

Tuesday, December 19

10:05am, 12:45pm, 3:45pm, 6:45pm, 9:45pm

Regal Rancho del Rey

1025 Tierra del Rey, Chula Vista, 619-216-4707 | Directions

Sunday, December 17

11:25am, 2:40pm, 5:55pm, 9:10pm

Monday, December 18

11:25am, 2:40pm, 5:55pm, 9:10pm

Tuesday, December 19

11:25am, 2:40pm, 5:55pm, 9:10pm

Regal Rancho San Diego

2951 Jamacha Road, El Cajon, 619-660-3483 | Directions

Sunday, December 17

10:20am, 3:25pm, 8:25pm, 11:10pm

Monday, December 18

11:10am, 2:05pm, 5:00pm, 7:45pm, 10:45pm

Tuesday, December 19

11:10am, 2:05pm, 5:00pm, 7:45pm, 10:45pm

Thursday, December 21

10:00am

Regal San Marcos

1180 W. San Marcos Boulevard, San Marcos, 760-471-3734 | Directions

Sunday, December 17

9:35am, 12:25pm, 3:35pm, 6:45pm, 9:40pm

Monday, December 18

10:50am, 1:35pm, 4:20pm, 7:10pm, 9:55pm

Tuesday, December 19

9:30am, 10:50am, 1:35pm, 4:20pm, 7:10pm, 9:55pm

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