Once in a while, you stumble upon a movie and you realize after watching it that you learn a lot about yourself and you relate to the characters and next thing you know, it has changed your life and your perspective about things.
Well, one of those movies is Wonder. Based on the New York Times bestseller, Wonder tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman. Born with facial differences that, up until now, have prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Auggie becomes the most unlikely of heroes when he enters the local fifth grade. As his family, his new classmates, and the larger community all struggle to discover their compassion and acceptance, Auggie’s extraordinary journey will unite them all and prove you can’t blend in when you were born to stand out.
I have to say that I like family movies like this one. It’s one of those movies that leave a lasting impression and makes you realize the value of having a strong bond with your family and friends. That sometimes when you feel like you’re all alone in this world, you can rest assured that there will still be people who will be by your side no matter what.
I love the casting of the film. I think one would not consider hiring Julia Roberts anymore because there are just too many new actresses in Hollywood right now but I believe they did a good job by choosing her because she still has that magic touch. Her acting was superb in this film and I’m sure everyone was moved by her lines and actions.
Owen Wilson played the Dad of the lead character and just the same as Julia, he played it well by being the strict but cool dad. I also love the sister because all of us have been through the same predicament where we feel that our other siblings were favored over us sometimes.
The supporting cast did an amazing job too when they provided superb acting support to the lead character. All throughout the film, I didn’t think of them as kids but instead young adults who have been through acting workshops to be that good.
And of course, the lead character Auggie did the best job by making us all feel how he feels and how we can change our outlook on life and hopefully inspire others to do the same.
I love how the movie was paced. It wasn’t boring at all, every scene was important to complete the story and I just like how they stitched the film together.
The soundtrack was nice too with some of the songs hitting home especially the track called “Were Going To Be Friends”.
All in all, this is probably my favorite film of 2018 so far. It might be too early to say this but either way, I’m adding this to my all time favorite movie list. I hope everyone can see this so we can change how we look at things and be compassionate about others. It’s a really great film and I’m going to end this short review with one of the most inspiring quotes in the film “When given the choice between being right or being kind, choose kind.”