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Wonder (2017)

Wonder (2017)


Julia Roberts
Owen Wilson

Directed by Stephen Chbosky

The reality of life for those who care to know is, “we will never get everything we want when we want it. Sometimes things work out, sometimes they do not, but we should never give up on living.” That’s the message of the movie, Wonder.

That is what the movie Wonder is all about, the continuous struggle of one family to make things work. Have in mind that it is a movie, so the ending had a touchy, happy, twist and I cried – even though I know life doesn’t always work out this perfect, but that is what made the movie cool.
I liked the idea of a world where: the different gets accepted, the sad ones find comfort, the lonely finds love and the people who keep pushing overcome their mountains.

The movie starts with the introduction of a kid in a spaceman's helmet, his name is August "Auggie" Pullman. Auggie has a rare medical facial deformity, which led to twenty-seven (27) surgeries to be able to breath, see, hear and remodel his face.

He looks different making it difficult for him to have a life outside his family and close family friends. His mother decided that it was time for Auggie to face the real world, she enrolled him in a school to start his fifth grade.

Adults can control themselves around children, but children never feel the need to pretend so Auggie’s first day in school was not grand. His elder sister Olivia “Via” Pullman too was having a difficult time in school, but she has learned to be second fiddle to her brother. As Via ages, it was becoming difficult to continue life alone, without the full attention of both her parents, Isabel (Julia Roberts) and Nate (Owen Wilson).

The movie also dives into the lives of the close friends of both Auggie and Via, Jack and Miranda respectively. Miranda for one was more than just a friend to Via, she was like a sister and Auggie was to her, her little brother. She too was going through a lot, which caused her to severe her relationship with the one family she always felt welcomed, the Pullmans.
Jack on the other hand was struggling to keep his scholarship in school and to maintain his friendship with Auggie and the popular boys in school.

The movie’s screenplay merges all these different struggles into a classic almost two hours performance. The casts were a match on screen and the movie is worth owning a copy of.


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