By Livia Peterson
Children are sensitive human beings and us, adults sometimes forget how delicate they are. We should always attempt to understand children’s’ emotions, regardless of the circumstances.
Based on the novel of the same name by R.J. Palacio, the middle school boy August “Auggie” Pullman (Jacob Tremblay) was born with a rare face deformity known as Treacher Collins syndrome and his family, including Isabel (Julia Roberts), Nate (Owen Wilson), Via (Izabela Vidovic) and friends Summer (Millie Davis) and Jack Will (Noah Jupe) assists him to navigate ups and downs during school.
Stephen Chbosky’s “Wonder” impeccably demonstrates kindness goes a long way, bullying is intolerable, and having a few close friends is usually superior than several friends. Despite the extremely predictable narrative, the film will hit close home to kids and parents alike. From introverted behavior to parents lying to protect their kids, one will be able to see themselves through every character and action. Despite Roberts and Wilson deliver incredible performances, the youngsters – Tremblay, Vidovic, Davis, and Jupe consistently stole the show.
Nonetheless, I am extremely reserved if one would meet me face to face. It requires several reunions to completely understand me. Auggie mirrored me (excluding the aforementioned syndrome) most of the time and indeed, my eyes unexpectedly swelled from start to finish. Like Chbosky’s “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” (2012), both films recognize private personalities aren’t that bad. To be honest, motion pictures are my best friend. Genuine friendships are easily superior than false friendships. While the former will endure a lifetime, the latter is brief and causes several problems.
Education is a journey. Elementary, middle, and high school and even, college are akin to the swimming competition. Never give up and believe in yourself in any circumstance. Just keep swimming. A-