[after his parents have left, thinking he is ill] "They bought it. Incredible! One of the worst performances of my…
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
We are infinite.
A coming-of-age story based on the best-selling novel by Stephen Chbosky, which follows 15-year-old freshman Charlie, an endearing and naive outsider who is taken under the wings of two seniors. A moving tale of love, loss, fear and hope - and the unforgettable friends that help us through life.
Being white, middle class and in high school during the ‘90s you’d think I would be able to find common ground with the white, middle class ‘90s high school students in The Perks of Being a Wallflower but it couldn’t be further from the truth. This indulgent, facile and deeply irritating coming-of-age drama is little more than a checklist of teen problems expressed with little insight or originality. The teenage years are a complicated period in most people’s lives. First World problems and social insecurities are magnified yet throughout these personal hardships there are defining and unforgettable highs. The Perks of Being a Wallflower predominantly concentrates on the former as privileged rich kids wallow in their problems.
It’s such a…
Some time has passed now since seeing this film and part of me really doesn't want to spend any more time contemplating the ghastly horror of it, but I need to get it out of my system before it drives me mad. The Perks of Being a Wallflower created a lot of fuss on release and more often than not has been described as a heartfelt if slightly quirky coming-of-age drama that tackles topics generally avoided by Hollywood. Having seen the film, I now know why the themes Perks “explores” aren't particularly frequent in the output of the much-maligned big studios, and the biggest reason is that it's too easy to completely mess up, as it is so well-demonstrated here.…
He is shy. He is terribly introverted. He has reserved for himself to drown in a traumatic past unable to let go off it. He thinks thrice or even more before he speaks or answers. He thinks thrice after he has spoken. He never takes centre stage. He is always the side show who gets mocked in the most inconsiderate ways. He is afraid of his future, counting the days that he has to be alone amongst a madly cheery crowd of people. He contemplates how much more of this loneliness he has to endure. For his whole life he made others happy, never once tried to make himself experience true happiness. He is beautiful, but has never allowed that…
You guys weren't kidding.
It sure makes this Painfully Accurate Parody of an Indie Movie Trailer seem painfully accurate.
I am fully aware I'm not part of this film's intended demographic, but still I expected much more from a film that seems to be getting a lot of love.
I'm tired of watching the stupendously dramatized woes of a bunch of fake, uninteresting, upper-middle class white kids. It is boring and hollow. Director Chbosky, who also wrote the novel and the screenplay, clearly loves his own material very much as he tries to smother his pedestrian plot in a sauce of false intellectualism and gives it a misplaced feel of importance.
It just isn't interesting or original enough, but they sure try to make it more than it is. The problem is,…
Somebody's going to have to do me a favour here.
I know it might be difficult and that because you only know me through Letterboxd (and possibly Twitter and maybe a wrestling forum) but just do your best. The next time you see or sense me being curious about a film that I know I am going to absolutely hate, then please stop me. By any means necessary.
As I remarked to Ahab on a list earlier today, at one point during this film I found myself making farting noises with my hand under my armpit. I probably should have done something more constructive like turn it off and watch something that I might have enjoyed or done some work…
(Stupid gimmick review incoming not sorry.)
At first this movie had me going: themothchase.files.wordpress.com/2010/01/locke-hanging-self3.jpg
But by the end it had me going like:
Needless to say it grew on me. Good film highly recommend continuing to watch after the first 15 minutes.
I think all the cast members are great. Logan Lerman did a great job. Emma is adorable (damn I love her) and amazing. Ezra Miller - this guy , we need to watch this guy. This guy is awesome. I buy the story. Overall, this is a good young-adult drama movie.
I don't like these kind of teens and I don't think I get the point but it made me emotional (...and the songs!!!)
For the common need of feeling infinite just for one day.
For catching up this day before turning into that day.
Well, i read the book and i feel this movie could be better, more dramatic, but that was really good.
I didn't like the acting in some parts of the movie, seemed to be arranged and it is unconfortable to watch, some parts of the book didn't was represented with the same intensity.
I really like the final, it was very original and loyal to the book, did make me feel sad about my life, because i have been passive and i want to participate.
i might like when writers write about themselves and their lives but i hate it when writers create characters that are basically them and still turn out to be annoying.
one of my favourite movies of all times
Last bit of the movie kind of throw me for a loop in that it was fairly ambiguous and felt unnecessary. Don't know why they couldn't just let it be about an introverted high school kid who came out of his shell because i thought the movie was perfectly charming and relatable until it got near the end. The ending didn't even tie in with the rest of the movie; there was no exposition or foreshadowing that would even lead you to come to the movies conclusion. With distaste for the ending aside I can at least say that i was pleasently surprised in how much i liked the lead characters and its depiction of high school that i thought was pretty accurate and at times stereotypically cliche.
With all the traits of a John Green novel and an unusually erratic narrative structure, Perks of Being A Wallflower is thoroughly enjoyable, but never quite transcends anything else found in the YA bildungsroman subgenre.
I FUCKING LOVE COLOURING
Most of these aren't NEARLY as bad as everyone makes them out to be on here. And I don't particularly…