THE TRUE ADVENTURES OF WOLFBOY MOVIE REVIEW
A lesson in empathy is the only way to describe this small, but incredibly powerful film. Jaden Martell stars as Paul, a 13-year-old with a genetic condition which has caused the growth of thick hair all over his face and body. Although Paul lives with his supportive single dad (Chris Messina), he can’t escape the cruel, constant bullying he receives from the outside world. On his birthday, a surprise package from his long-lost mother (Chloë Sevigny) turns up, which sends Paul on a cross-country road trip where he meets a collection of odd characters and finally learns to embrace his true self. Find out how moved Frank, Harmoni and Lewayne were by “The True Adventures of Wolf Boy”.
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DIRECTED BY: Martin Krejčí
STARRING: Jaeden Martell, Chloë Sevigny, John Turturro, Chris Messina, Eve Hewson, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Sophie Giannamore, JJ Alfieri
Frank Calvillo (Highly Suspect Reviews, Screener Squad)
Born and raised in South Texas, Frank currently lives in Austin and has been in love with movies ever since his father showed him some Three Stooges shorts when he was five years old. Today he loves all kinds of film, regardless of era, country, budget or genre. He believes every film has an audience and is at least one person’s favorite movie. After writing for Sight & Sound and Slackerwood, he now writes for Cinapse where his increasingly random taste in all flavors of cinema (from Rashomon to Mars Attacks!) continues to thrive. His ultimate goal is to write a script for his boyhood crush, Michelle Pfeiffer.
Harmoni Anderson (Screener Squad, Highly Suspect Reviews, Unstabletop Gaming)
Harmoni is a mermaid-haired, millennial, rum drinking, Section 31, Slytherin (who’s divorced J.K. Rowling) preschool/nursery teacher and multi genre geek who also loves all things film, tv, fashion, makeup, and an embarrassingly huge BTS stan. Like really embarrassing. As in, mention them and then sit back and watch the insanity. Harmoni likes being able to game and talk movies/TV with people that aren’t 3 feet tall or all that demanding of her. Plus she can curse at us and not get fired….so bonus!
Lewayne White (Screener Squad)
Lewayne’s earliest memories are of watching movies and reading comics, which instilled in him a sense of wonder, a vivid imagination, and unrealistic expectations. It also means he spends a lot of time watching movies, writing scripts for them, and trying to get them made. He lives in the middle of middle America after landing there as a child, and has remained there mainly because he hates packing.
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