Win tickets to watch heart-warming Wonder at the Odeon

PUBLISHED: 09:00 03 December 2017 | UPDATED: 09:14 04 December 2017

Julia Roberts and Jacob Tremblay star in Wonder.

Julia Roberts and Jacob Tremblay star in Wonder.

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A film exploring tolerance, acceptance and the brutality of the school playground hit cinemas on Friday, and the Mercury has three pairs of tickets up for grabs.

Hollywood tear-jerker Wonder tells the heart-warming story of a brave boy who struggles to fit in at school due to a medical condition.

Fifth-grade student Auggie Pullman has an extremely rare facial deformity called Treacher Collins syndrome and due to various struggles he is home-schooled by his mother Isabel, played by Julia Roberts.

After years of being confined to home, his parents believe it is time for him to attend school, and they enrol him in the Beecher Prep private academy.

But Auggie endures a nightmare start to school life, suffering bullying from all angles with one child saying he would ‘kill himself’ if he had the same condition.

And matters worsen when a student’s wealthy parents complain of Auggie’s presence at Beecher Prep, arguing it should not be an inclusive school and threaten to withdraw funding.

And Auggie is left at rock bottom when he learns his beloved dog had to be put down because of a tumour.

But, through all the sadness and negativity, his resilience shines through, showing true bravery to overcome his bullies to become a popular member of the school and a beacon for acceptance.

The film is guaranteed to play with your heart strings, so do not forget the tissues.

The Mercury has teamed up with Weston Odeon, in The Centre, to offer three lucky readers the chance to win a pair of tickets to see Wonder at a time of your choice.

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