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Dan Romer's score for 'Wendy' keeps the Lost Boys feel swelling throughout / CinemaNerdz

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The timeless story of Peter Pan is reimagined in the wildly inventive and engrossing Wendy from director Benh Zeitlin. But the real treasure of the film is young star Devin France who bedazzles and electrifies the screen as the titular character.

While Zeitlin's film is beautiful as well as epic in its scope, it is France who binds everything together with her performance. Cowritten with his sister Eliza, Zeitlin's script is simple, yet complex. There are deep issues of childhood and innocence lost at work here and occasionally explored perhaps a little too blatantly. But the film is a joy to watch. There isn't a frame where there isn't some sort of visual delight to partake in. Dan Romer's score too keeps the sense of freedom the Lost Boys feel swelling throughout. Even the loss of innocence, embodied in the arrival of a certain Captain, is handled not as a traditional tale of pirate adventure and plundering, but as one lamenting the aforementioned loss of innocence and childhood.

There is a lot going on in Wendy, and while it may not connect for all, those it does connect with will feel a profound love of it and will more than likely become very protective of it, much as the way the Lost Boys feel about their freedom from growing up.

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