Shawn Mendes Gives Us a Glimpse Into His Life in New Documentary


Shawn Mendes: In Wonder.

      Shawn Mendes’ new documentary In Wonder gives viewers a behind-the-scenes look into his life as a musician. The 1 hour and 23-minute film covers Mendes’ rise to stardom and delves into his personal life. It takes viewers into his life as he tours around the world.

     Near the beginning of the documentary, Mendes talks about his support system in his hometown of Pickering, Toronto. He mentions how his teachers and families always supported his aspirations to become a singer-songwriter. The audience watches Mendes return home, where he reminisces about making Vines in his bedroom, which started his career.

     On the topic of his fame, Mendes said, “Half of me is saying ‘make sure you say you’re grateful,’ because I am… but at the same time, I just want to hang with my parents and watch movies… I think I miss that a little bit.”

     Mendes also opens up about his relationship with singer-songwriter Camila Cabello. He confesses that all of his songs were written for Cabello and that he doesn’t think he’ll “be able to write songs that really do it justice, that can really capture the feelings with her.” 

     During a more emotional part of the film, Mendes reveals his vulnerable side during a scene in which he is forced to cancel a show in São Paulo. Due to vocal struggles, Mendes’ doctors advised that he protect his voice and cancel his show to avoid permanent damage to his vocal cords. He is left alone and cries because he feels as if he let his fans down.

     Fans are given a sneak peek of Mendes’ new music that will be featured in his upcoming album Wonder. The camera crew takes viewers into the recording studio with Mendes where he works on his new songs, providing fans with a behind-the-scenes look into the making of his album. 

     The documentary ends with Mendes playing the Intro song from his album on the piano. In Wonder pulls back the curtain on Mendes’ life, providing viewers with a feel-good film. In Wonder is now streaming on Netflix.