It’s Saturday evening. You’re broke. You’re bored. The weather isn’t so great, so you probably want to stay in. What do you do? You can only play so many rounds of Fortnight or hours on social media. “Ah, Netflix,” you think. But what to watch? That is the question. Ponder no more. I’ve got the perfect feel good movie and it’s not just a chick flick. It’ s called Wonder and it came out in theaters a couple of years ago. This is a film that was directed by Stephen Chbosky and stars some big name actors. I strongly recommend this film and in the upcoming paragraphs, I will explain why. Wonder is based on a book by RJ Polacio and it tells a powerful story.
In the beginning of this heartwarming and inspiring story, we are introduced to the main character… a boy named August “Auggie” Pullman(Played by Jacob Tremblay) who was born with MFD(Mandibulofacial Dysostosis), basically a craniofacial disorder/facial deformity. We are also introduced to his parents Isabel and Nate(Played by Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson), His sister Olivia/”Via”(Played by Izabel Vidovic), and the family dog Daisy. They are a family that live in Manhattan, New York. Growing up Auggie has been home schooled his whole life, now he set to attend Beecher Prep, a private school. Where he will face the challenges of how kids treat him.
This film is a Drama/Family genre, it’s a pretty emotional movie at times (I cried three different times my first time watching this movie). If you are a person who tends to cry easily while watching movies, you should bring some tissues.
I thought that the movie was great, everyone gets their own little backstory and the actors do a terrific job making everything seem real. Also the makeup that Jacob had to use looked really realistic. I do recommend that people watch this movie, I really enjoyed it and my fellow classmates that watched it did also. I’d give it a 10/10 stars as a rating because this is truly one of my favorite movies.