I have come to acknowledge and accept my mental illness for some time now. For the most part I have…
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…
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…
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.…
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,…
Crafted with genuine care n affection, told with heartfelt sensitivity & bolstered by three key performances, The Perks of Being a Wallpaper is an exquisite coming-of-age drama that beautifully captures the highs n lows of adolescent life, wonderfully illustrates the value n importance of friendship & remains one of the most heartwarming examples of its genre.
Based on the novel of the same name, The Perks of Being a Wallflower tells the story of an introvert freshman who's incredibly shy in making friends, is coping up with the recent loss of his best friend & is desperately seeking the company of people he can feel comfortable with. Enter his two seniors who accept him as one of their own & welcome him to the…
"The Perks of Being a Wallflower" ist wirklich herzzerreissend! Nicht weil es ein "Liebesfilm" wie jeder andere ist, sondern weil er völlig klische los, eine richtig süße aber auch traurige Geschichte erzählt... Die Schauspieler sind alle gut und passen wirklich unglaublich gut in diesen Film. Außerdem ist es eigentlich ein Film über Freundschaft, der in die Psyche von Charlie (Logan Lerman) eindringt, und jede Situation komplett Menschlich betrachtet. Ich würde nicht sagen das der Film zum heulen gemacht wurde sondern eher zum nachdenken. Und mich hat er erreicht. Auch wenn dieser Film so gar nicht zu meinem Genre gehört, gehört er mit zu den besten Filmen die ich bis jetzt über Freundschaft gesehen habe! Vielleicht ist der Film im Kern nicht perfekt, aber er hat eine gute Botschaft, die nicht unbedingt die ganze Zeit offensichtlich ist, aber jeden, den dieser Film zum nachdenken erregt hat, sollte die Botschaft erfasst haben.
My love for this movie is infinite
movie that will make you feel part of a new friend group, tear jerker
This movie is one of my absolute favorites - and an example of an amazing adaptation of a book, honestly. I remember that when I first watched it I didn't quite understand what Charlie's aunt had done to him because I hadn't read the book back then and the matter was treated very subtlety. But when I did it was too heartbreaking and shocking and to this day I still can't process the fact well.
The thing about why I love this movie so much, though, is that it truly gets me - it talks to my soul and it is me, in a way. The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a piece that is more like a mirror…
My entire high school class over-quoted the fuck out of this and also I will watch Emma Watson in probably anything.
This! This is the movie I have on my name tag as my favorite movie. Such a powerful coming-of-age movie with excellent acting from everyone.
Could've been gayer
Probably one of the most depressing films I've ever watched.
"We accept the love we think we deserve."
[after his parents have left, thinking he is ill] "They bought it. Incredible! One of the worst performances of my…
I love love Christmas and Christmas movies!!
Movies set at, around or a scene at Christmas.