Director Stephan Chbosky presents a heart warming and sensitive tale about a family and young 11 year olds, who come to terms with the new addition at their elementary school.
Based on a novel by the same name, the beauty in the writing is that it doesn’t get preachy or one-dimensional. It’s real, understated and supports the performances by giving many perspectives.
Acting is brilliant all round, with Jacob Tremblay taking the lead with a nuanced performance. He is ably supported by his class mates. Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson as his parents are adorable, as they show the challenges of navigating through this delicate phase. His sister, is played by Izabela Vidovic, who shows us what it would be like to be the older sibling in this scenario.
A fitting end to the journey of a steep learning curve, it gives insights and moments which linger far after the movie finishes.