As much as I love Haynes as a director and Selznick as an author, I wasn’t Wonderstruck by this film.
The structure is too rigid and feels contrived. This means that other than the child alone in the city motif, there’s little here to engage with emotionally. Which is a shame, as in its inclusivity for the deaf actors involved, the backstory to the film is interesting and worthy of support.
That’s not to say I didn’t enjoy it, just that it was disappointing