In director Todd Haynes' film WONDERSTRUCK, 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. When people think time travel, they tend to picture some intrepid adventurer strapping themselves into a fantastical machine. But sometimes Hollywood is more subtle about people who seem to be able to pierce the fourth dimension.
Based on Brian Selznick’s critically acclaimed novel Ben and Rose are children from two different eras who secretly wish their lives were different. Ben longs for the father he has never known, while Rose dreams of a mysterious actress whose life she chronicles in a scrapbook. 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