Perks of Being a Wallflower

November 14, 2012

Movie Reviews

On September 21st ‘Perks of Being a Wallflower’, written and directed by Stephen Chbosky, hit theaters for all to see.

It is a story about a freshman named Charlie who has gone through some great mental and emotional trauma in his lifetime, and is brought under the wing of two senior students and their friends who give him a taste of “the real world”.

This movie is as emotionally draining as it is fulfilling and stays with you for a long time afterwards.

You enter the theater excited about seeing your favourite actors acting out the lives of nineties high school kids, and leave feeling motivated to live, not to simply exist, and a need to see it again.

The life events that made Charlie into the wallflower he is today are revealed slowly during the film, uncovering each secret as he remembers it, and comes to terms with the incident.

This is the sort of movie in which the characters seem like real people, and you follow them throughout the film as if they are. You become attached to Charlie, Sam, and Patrick and will feel like you are living their lives along side of them, from meeting new friends, to first kisses, to family fights and cafeteria brawls.

‘Perks of Being a Wallflower’ is one of those unique films in which you leave with tears on your cheeks, a full heart, and a desire for more. If you haven’t already seen it, I suggest you go to the theater as soon as you can and buy a ticket because this is one of those must-see movies for the teenagers for our generation, and those to come.

Warning: PG 13 due to some mature content.

By Charlotte Hunter.

Review #2

After some trival debate with my parents, I was off to the movies with a friend of mine.

Perks of Being A Wallflower or just Perks, as its been referred to, is a quirky drama about an introverted teen named Charlie. After suffering the loss of his friend Michael to suicide, and his aunt to a car crash, Charlie is trying desperately to survive highschool. Perks of Being a Wallflower is based on a novel by Stephen Chbosky. Chbosky directed and wrote the screen play for this coming of age film.

The cast features a few heavy hitters such as, Logan Lerman of The Lightning Thief, 3:10 To Yuma, and The Number 23. Lerman plays the shy, laid back character,  Charlie. Playing the love interest is Emma Watson, most famously known for her role in the Harry Potter films. Last but not least, Ezra Miller of We Need to Talk About Kevin, and Island City, portrays the outgoing new friend to Charlie, named Patrick.

Perks of being a wallflower is an amazing and relatable film. I give it a 4.5 out of 5.

by Cedar Meneghello.

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One Comment on “Perks of Being a Wallflower”

  1. CMrok93 Says:

    Good review. I loved the hell out of this movie and I definitely think that’s because of my high-school nostalgia. Still, nostalgia or not, I still had a wonderful time with this flick and even teared-up a bit at the end. Yeah, I’m not afraid to admit it.


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