Wonderstruck ★★½

NYFF55 FILM #7

While the story and characters in Wonderstruck are certainly intended to have a lot of emotional weight, Todd Haynes and Brian Selznick, adapting his own novel in his first screenplay, keep things at a distance. I never once felt connected with these characters and struggled to stay engaged as the plot began to meander. It's a film where the visual style has more of a punch than the actual content. It's not a terrible movie, but rather an instantly forgettable one.