Sunday, November 19, 2017


Wonder is directed by Stephen Chbosky and stars Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, Jacob Tremblay, Izabela Vidovic, Mandy Patinkin and Daveed Diggs. Wonder tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time. I read the book and felt that it was too childish for me.  I enjoyed the movie a lot it is one of my favorite movies of the year. I had a big smile on my face leaving the theater.  I'm going to get my one negative out of the way and that is the film does feel a little emotionally manipulative and I felt it did need to try so hard to get the audience to feel sad.   Now on to what I liked first off the performances from everyone are really good especially Jacob Tremblay he plays Auggie. He gives such a powerful and genuine performance and he is easily one of the best child actors working today. It's very well directed by Stephen Chabosky who made The Perks of being a wallflower one of my favorite movies. The makeup is great they did an amazing job of bringing this kids unique face to life.    The characters across the board are extremely deep and compelling especially the main character Auggie he is such a well-written character you really do start caring about this kid from the start of the film. You empathize with him and connect with him. It's not just Auggie who is a very well constructed character. This film while it very much is Auggie's story the supporting characters are just as impotent. The film does a great job of constructing arcs for the majority of them and they are just as engaging as Auggie's.    The film is also extremely relatable I believe that no matter who you are you will be able to identify with some element of this movie. It also has such an impotent message of acceptance.  4 out of 5 stars for Wonder. I hope you enjoyed my review.

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