Wonder – A Movie Review

Wonder – A Movie Review

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Wow! Wow! Wow! Wonder is the must see movie of the season.  I found myself on a roller coaster of emotion, alternating between crying with 'Auggie' as he experiences the cruelty of life and laughing at Owen Wilson and Julia Roberts as they lighten the mood with some great humour. Auggie is born with multiple birth defects and is left disfigured after a series of life saving operations.  His mum, Julia Roberts, who has up until now homeschooled him, decides that he needs to begin attending regular school. The story follows Auggies life in school, the teachers, the bullies,the  friends and the life experiences he negotiates as somebody who looks different.  There are strong themes of love and acceptance, tenacity, family and friendship in this movie but mostly I felt the thread…
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Downsizing – A Movie Review.

Downsizing – A Movie Review.

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Do not. I repeat. Do not waste your hard earned money on this movie. The trailer my daughter and I watched made it seem quite good. I remember Honey I Shrunk the Kids from a few years back and I thought "ah, this looks like a modern sort of grown-up version of the same." But no!  It was slooOOoow! To top it all off, it stars MATT DAMON!  I have always loved Matt Damon movies!  Good Will Hunting, Saving Private Ryan, Oceans 13 were some of my all time favourites back in the day.  Who didn't enjoy the Bourne series or We bought a Zoo?  But...  What were you thinking agreeing to this movie Matt?? The movie started out slowly.  After 15 minutes, my daughter (15) leant across and sighed..…
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Lion – A Movie Review

Lion – A Movie Review

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Wow! This was one of those movies that I will think about for some time. You don't walk away from this movie unchanged and I couldn't wait to do this movie review. We sat down to watch on Friday evening as a family and, as the story unfolded there wasn't a dry eye in the room.  The portrayal of life for people living in poverty was really confronting for my children, who live in a comfortable suburban home.  It was confronting for me, even though I grew up in the third world. Based on truth, the story starts in a small town in India with a boy, Soroo and his family. They live in dire poverty on the very edge of society and yet, they have love. Soroo was 5…
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