June is a young, bright-eyed girl with a creative imagination.
Each day, she and her mom turn June’s room into a make-believe amusement park called “Wonder Land,” where animals talk and families come for fun. The park has a talking blue bear (Boomer), a talking monkey (Peanut) and a talking wild boar (Greta). And, of course, it has lots and lots of rides.
Wonder Land is June’s favorite part of the day, and, apparently, a highlight for mom, too.
But tragedy soon strikes when her mom gets sick and enters the hospital, forcing dad to raise June alone.
Sad and depressed, June puts her Wonder Land toys in boxes and vows never to play with them again. Without her mom at home, she refuses to play.
The animated movie Wonder Park (PG) opens this weekend, starring Jennifer Garner (Miracles from Heaven) as mom, Brianna Denski as June, and Ken Hudson Campbell as Boomer.
It’s a movie that outperforms its trailer, delivering an unexpected fun story full of positive messages. It’s also squeaky-clean, with no language, sexuality, violence or potty humor.
Here are four surprisingly good messages from the film:
Warning: spoilers ahead!