November 24, 2017
“Who do I aspire to be? That’s the question we should be asking ourselves all the time.”
Seeing the movie Wonder was a breath of fresh air. I very much enjoy inspirational stories (real or fiction) and it has been awhile since I’ve seen a sweet, genuine film, so Wonder was just what I needed. The story was touching – making you want to squeal, cry, and applaud – and it had relatable qualities even if you haven’t lived a life that extreme.
The story is about August “Auggie” Pullman, a fifth grader face disease causing him to look different than everyone else. It all begins at the beginning of the school year. Auggie’s parents decide that it is time for him to attend school instead of being homeschooled. Throughout the film you get to see how those involved in Auggie’s life are affected by him as well as see all of them grow and overcome obstacles.
Wonder tackles issues such as bullying, family, and friendship with grace and truth. I appreciated the fact that the family was not all happy and smiling all of the time, but instead was shown to go through hardships. There were laughs, but there were also fights. The inspiration seemed more real that way.
If you need a pick-me-up, a story to change the way you look at things – look no further. I highly recommend you take the time to watch this movie!
Hi, I’m Lauren! Newly married, recently graduated twenty-something figuring out life one adventure at a time. With a Dr Pepper in hand and puppy in tow… anything is possible!
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