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Wonder Is a Cure For Dry Eyes

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Submitted by Joel on Sun, 11/26/2017 - 11:49
Rating
6

If you like movies that tug at the heartstrings, you'll enjoy Wonder. The characters are realistic, and the environment also seemed pretty realistic, but how could anyone really know without experiencing it? The movie has highs and lows and reveals the motivations of several characters that would otherwise just be afterthoughts, which was my favorite part of the movie. Characters aren't just 2D cutouts interacting in the lives of the protagonist; they have their own demons and struggles they overcome, too. Which is really the point of the movie: you never know what a person is going through.

Wonder follows the story of a family and their struggles. A baby is born with severe disfigurement due to a recessive genetic glitch. After many surgeries, he is still severely disfigured but can live a 'normal' life. How does this misfortune impact the lives of a professional mother and father and their daughter? Their world revolves around the son, but that doesn't mean everything is about him. They all struggle and overcome but everyone knows that Auggie has it the worst. They're full of love and compassion and support. 

With everyone being so perfect, it's almost a flaw in the movie, but that's the point. Even people that seem 'perfect' have struggles. You can't always tell what's going on in the lives of the support characters in your story. Sometimes they are there for you, but sometimes they have to take time for themselves. Sometimes they do the right thing for you, and other times they betray you and it hurts. But it's up to you to decide if their good makes up for their bad. In the end, our struggles are our own and make us who we are. We fight and overcome and hopefully, we find solace in the loved ones around us. After a movie like this, hopefully, viewers will be moved to forgive the trespasses of those who have trespassed against them. 

Your thoughts?

I enjoyed this flick as well. This usually isn't my style of movie but it had a good cast where the younger casting did well and out shinned the more famous older stars.