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Wonder 2017 Movie Review

Movie: Wonder

Releasing Year: 2017

Director: Stephen Chbosky  

Writer/Screenplay: Jack Thorne, Steve Conrad, Stephen Chbosky

Country of Origin:U.S.A

Language: American English

 

Wonder 2017 Movie Review:

Having read and loved the book by RJ Palacio, I couldn’t wait for the movie even though most movies don’t match up to the book. Wonder, however, is a great movie. It is warm and funny, and emotional and lovely… Just like the book it’s based on.

Wonder Story-line:


The best and strongest part of the film is the cast. Each of the characters look perfect for the role. Julia Roberts plays the role of anxious loving mom perfectly and Owen Wilson is the funny encouraging dad, just the way it’s in the book.

At some places the video element has made the movie better than the book. I liked the background music. That and the references to the wookiee and man in the space suit added to the viewing pleasure. Also, I felt movie was able to capture Via’s sentiments better than the book at places.

However, there are a couple of places, I felt the movie felt short. I had pictured August’s face different and much worse than what was shown in the film. But, Jacob Tremblay put his heart and soul in the character and compensated for the mismatch by his awesome performance. Mr Tushman’s speech at the end of the book was way better than what they have covered in the movie. It didn’t give the kind of impact it did in the book. But, despite these little things Wonder is a fantastic movie. You may like it even better if you’re haven’t read the book.

 

Reviewed By – Aparna Kunal Jain

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You, Me and Dupree – Movie Review

Movie – You, Me and Dupree

Direction –  Anthony Russo & Joe Russo

Country – U.S (Hollywood)                                                                                Language – English

Cast –  Kate HudsonOwen WilsonMatt Dillon

Releasing Year – 2006                                                                                 Genre –  Comedy, Romance

You, Me and Dupree Review:

Starring Owen Wilson, Kate Hudson, Matt Dillon, and Michael Douglas in lead roles, You, Me and Dupree is a romantic comedy stuff. However, there’s much much to laugh about in the film. Carl and Molly are in love and they get married in Hawaii. As the newlyweds start their new phase of life, they have an uninvited guest in the form of “Randolph Dupree”. Dupree is Carl’s best friend and he is been fired from work and is sleeping in a bar for few days.

Seeing his friend’s misery, Carl invites him to stay with him and Molly at their home. Upon listening to this from Carl, Molly reluctantly allows Dupree to stay but for few days only. Dupree as per his nature gets friendly with all the kids of the area. He starts creating troubles at Carl’s home (unintentionally of course). But the couple is forced to throw him out when a fire broke out in the home because of Dupree’s negligence while making love to a girl (Mandy, the Librarian whom Molly has arranged for Dupree for a date).

Kate Hudson in You, Me and Dupree
                                                                                          Kate Hudson in You, Me and Dupree

Dupree takes his bicycle and belongings and leaves their place. Molly and Carl feel emancipated for awhile but they have to bring him back when Molly finds him sitting alone in the rain. The situation for Dupree becomes more difficult when he develops a good relationship with Molly and Carl starts doubting his intentions. Now, will their friendship survive this test? The rest you could find out after watching You, Me and Dupree.

My Verdict and Rating:

I could only give 5/10 to You, Me and Dupree. The reason is that the movie has a very thin storyline. The film relies so much on the individual brilliance of Owen Wilson that it becomes boring without any substantial part played by others. Kate Hudson is charming but that’s the only thing about her in You, Me and Dupree. Matt Dillon is a seasoned actor but looks average in this flick. The music and background score are okay, the direction is fine, and the cinematography too is good. But in my view, as a whole package You, Me and Dupree fails to impress. I would only recommend watching this movie if you have nothing else to do on a given day. Otherwise, it’s a movie that you can easily miss without any discomfort.

 

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