A friend of mine asked me if I wanted to join her to watch, “The Wonder Year”. I had never heard of it and she basically told me it was a documentary about a music producer. I love music so naturally I became interested and curious. Before the movie started, the audience heard from both the director of the movie and the star of the documentary, 9th Wonder himself. The film was the director’s thesis for graduate school. This added much more curiosity for me because I was really excited to see the quality in his project. The two gentlemen seemed nice, appreciative, and seemed so happy to be here in Hawaii for HIFF.  Back to the movie. I was very impressed with the documentary.  The director essentially, followed 9th Wonder around for a year and the movie was divvied up into 12 sections with each section representing a different month. Each month was a different topic of the music producer’s life. I thought this was a very clever way to organize the way the movie was put together. Not only was it cleverly done, the film had great quality and amazing angles. It was also a plus too because the music the director used was from 9th wonder himself. This was a cool feature. I definitely recommend this movie to anyone who loves music. You get a cool look inside at how music producers make their music and a brief look into their lifestyles.

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