Wonder Boy
Australia, 2010, 15 minutes
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Wonder Boy Synopsis

Ten year old Clancy is stuck between a life he doesn't know and a life he wants to belong to. Some problems are universal.

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Reviewed by Jacktorrance
Wonder Boy showcases the plight of second generation immigrants. Their parents still hold unto the traditions of their homeland while the second generation try to assimilate. While assimilating, the second... more
Wonder Boy showcases the plight of second generation immigrants. Their parents still hold unto the traditions of their homeland while the second generation try to assimilate. While assimilating, the second generation can have their personal identities and alignments confused. Wonder Boy echoes this conflict and difficulty throughout the film. For achieving this, Wonder Boy scores 4.5 stars.
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Reviewed by Verbalkint
A well-written plot and excellent acting gives Wonder Boy the ability to communicate a difficult reality in just 15 mins. Wonder Boy makes use of a boy named Clancy, a... more
A well-written plot and excellent acting gives Wonder Boy the ability to communicate a difficult reality in just 15 mins. Wonder Boy makes use of a boy named Clancy, a Chinese immigrant, in showcasing problems with cultural integration. Though Chinese in the film, Clancy is able to reflect numerous experiences by other races in other countries. This is so due to the well-written plot. With great acting, viewers will empathize with Clancy and wish to resolve his identity crisis. 
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Reviewed by sharonmae
In a way this film rings a bell  to the countless migrants scattered all over the world, not just Asians.  While it may not apply to everyone,  I would like... more
In a way this film rings a bell  to the countless migrants scattered all over the world, not just Asians.  While it may not apply to everyone,  I would like to think that this is a scenario shared by some.  There is also  a hint of desperation on the mother's side yet strongly fights it, as evidenced during the mother's conversation to her mom on the phone.  The boy is admirable though,  and saw it fit to commemorate Chinese New Year, even as it meant stealing a string of firecrackers from school.  While he may not totally express it, the boy is devoted to his mother and was aware of her sufferings all along. 
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  • This has become a social problem among children with migrant parents. Integration of two cultures is difficult and becomes a problem on the children's identity as they grow up.

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  • It's a different take on a life that can't find belongingness in two cultures he should feel at home with. Ironic. 

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  • It's a different take on a life that can't find belongingness in two cultures he should feel at home with. Ironic. 
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