Suddenly a little movie that might have played like a 21st Century sequel to Mask or at least might have pushed the subtle button from time to time and therefore wouldn’t have felt like an emotional hustle…suddenly it feels more like a pep-rally cheer than anything else, as if the filmmakers (or at the very least the trailer guys) were terrified of suggesting that there might be a downish side to this story. Wonder is based on three relatively recent novels by R.J. Palacio. It’s about the journey of a young kid with a facial deformity (Jacob Tremblay) as he acclimates to school, and how his parents (Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson) and extended family help him along. The costars include Mandy Patinkin, Sonia Braga, Millie Davis, Izabela Vidovic, Danielle Rose Russell and Noah Jupe.