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Wonderstruck (PG)

Drama, Family, Mystery

The story of a young boy in the Midwest is told simultaneously with a tale about a young girl in New York from fifty years ago as they both seek the same mysterious connection.

The critical consensus

Elegantly mounted, but also twee and mawkish.

***(*)(*)Anton Bitel, Little White Lies, 04/04/2018

The connections that bind them together and the answers to their questions make for a charming adaptation of the Brian Selznick children’s novel.

***(*)(*)Allan Hunter, Daily Express, 06/04/2018

Haynes’ film has lovely performances from both actors, and a keen sense of time and place help, but the story is a little too shaggy and unformed to entirely hold the attention.

***(*)(*)Helen O'Hara, Empire Online, 06/04/2018

Where and when?

Glasgow Film Theatre, Glasgow from Friday April 6, 2018, until Thursday April 12, 2018. More info: http://www.glasgowfilm.org/theatre/

Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee from Friday April 13, 2018, until Thursday April 19, 2018. More info: www.dca.org.uk

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