[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…
Tenho alguma dificuldade de falar sobre "As Vantagens de Ser Invisível" sem parecer um completo bobão, mas que mal tem? Afinal este é um filme absolutamente mágico, pois se não retrata plenamente os tempos dos jovens atuais, ao menos consegue remeter às emoções que muitos de nós sentimos. Sem julgamentos, sem lições de moral, apenas nos faz sentir novamente.
Enfim, se já me sento tocado mesmo com as memórias tão recentes, imagino aqueles mais velhos e que foram imersos em um ambiente que há muito guardaram e esqueceram.
Sobre o filme em sí, é difícil citar pontos específicos que se destacam sem correr o risco de ser injusto, mas não dá pra deixar "duas" questões de fora. Afinal, ao mesmo…
There's something really special about coming to see a movie with a person whose life is almost accurately represented in the film. Such a relateable movie.
Not too bad coming-of-age comedy-drama starring Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, and Ezra Miller... The interesting part is that it was an adaptation of a novel and the director is the novel's author, Stephen Chbosky. As one of the three films from Halfon, Malkovich, and Smith's Mr. Mudd Productions that feature teen characters, it is in a perfect company of Ghost World and Juno.
The story didn't excite me at all, and I had a problem relating to Charlie (Logan Lerman) and his nervousness about beginning his freshman year of high school. I don't know why, but the character wasn't real enough to me... He is shy and unable to make friends: on the first day, he connects only with his…
It's nice to watch Films like these. I fell in love with a woman older than me too.
Ezra Miller is amazing! I think it's a good adaptation of the book and I remember seeing this with my boyf on its first day of showing. Love the soundtrack, too and I cried at one scene....
Finally got around to watching my Bluray since I hadn't seen this since it released in theaters. Fantastic fm, I seriously love everything about it, except maybe that bi polar feeling of laughing one second and crying the next. Great performances that really carry the film even though the source material s great as well.
My all time favourite movie. The story is hearbreaking and you really connect and love the characters as they go though the twists and turns of teenage life. Stephen Chebosky is the author and the director so the movie differs little from the actual novel. The film covers all issues in life such as homosexuality, drugs, drinking, sex, relationships and domestic violence. Logan Leerman is brilliant as Charlie and Emma Watsons American accent is believeable. Both funny and a serious movie. Will be enjoyed by all.
A great adaptation of a coming of age novel that pays respect to its source material while bringing the heartfelt story to life with great cinematography and an amazing soundtrack. The young actors of the film (Ezra Miller, Emma Watson and Logan Lerman) give powerful performances and show shines of being Hollywood mainstays in the years to come. The supporting cast deliver great performances as well.
My Take: A heartfelt and realistic look on a coming of age story with great performances from its young actors.
"We accept the love we think we deserve." ~ Mr. Anderson
It seems like we all have things we can't talk about. Not to our friends. Not to our loved ones. Not to our doctors. But holding emotions inside and suppressing certain memories can cause distress at a deep level, and if it remains bottled up, it can sometimes explode and flood our lives, causing irreparable damage.
That's more or less what this film is about, and I suspect the book upon which it was based tells the story even better. Logan Lerman plays the main character, Charlie, who is matriculating to high school with a lot of emotional baggage ... so much that it makes him an introvert and…
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- Teen Wolf
- The Breakfast Club
- American Pie
- In the Mood for Love
- Children of the Corn
- 28 Weeks Later
- Welcome to the Dollhouse
I FUCKING LOVE COLOURING
- The Ladykillers
- Man of Steel
- War Horse
- The Dark Knight Rises
Most of these aren't NEARLY as bad as everyone makes them out to be on here. And I don't particularly…