Friday, December 8, 2017

Friday Flicks: Wonder

Rating ★★★

What It's About
We have this cute little boy (yes I said cute. Because he is!) who was born with a facial abnormality. His mom has home schooled him but, starting with 5th grade, he'll be going to real school. Here he'll struggle to make friends and face the world, face first, and learn the true meaning of friendship.

I read the book this movie was based on back in 2015 and, while I wasn't blown away by it, I thought it was cute. I was very interested in how the movie would be and thought the previews looked adorable. So me and my friends went to check it out.

As often happens, the movie was just so beautiful and fun to see. The characters were perfectly cast. Each kid did such an amazing and cute job with their parts.

They also stuck very closely to the book, if I'm recalling right, and I appreciated that. It's always annoying when they go way, way off from the book.

The kid that played Jack Will was so freaking cute! I know, I was supposed to be in love with Auggie but I couldn't help it. This kid was so cute and did such a great job with his part. They all did.

Much like my review of the book, I felt that this one was cute with an important message but not anything life altering. I did get a little choked up at one point but that was it. Meanwhile I know my friends cried through most of it so maybe I just have a stone heart.

Let's Talk
Do you like when movies follow the book or do you like when they take their own twist?

Redbox or Netflix. It was cute but maybe not full price at the theater good.


  1. So, if I loved the book, I want the movie to follow the original story, but if the book had a stupid or disappointing ending I definitely want the movie to go a different (hopefully better!) way. :D

    1. Yeah, movies are good that way. They can take a bad thing and make it better.

  2. I loved the book and the movie! I thought they were awesome. And, I think the movie did such a great job portraying the emotions that the book made you feel. And, yes, I loved Jack Will. I also loved Auggie. All the kids were amazing to be honest. They blew me away!

  3. I really want to see this soon! I am glad to hear that you thought it followed the book well. While I don't remember exact events from the book, I remember loving the construction of it all which is what matters. Personally, I don't mind if movies take their own liberties and change some things about the story; it just has to be something that makes it better suited to the screen. Some stories just aren't well-suited to being on screen and a good team of writers will be able to adapt it while keeping the spirit of the themes alive. Lovely review, Jenny!

    Laura @BlueEyeBooks

    1. This one follows the book very well. I liked it.

  4. I loved the book! I want to see the movie, and I will probably cry.

    1. I wish you could have come with us. I'll look forward to your thoughts.