[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…
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…
I can't believe how much I liked this movie in highschool I was so brainwashed
Couldn't relate to this coming-of-age film... Who does come of age this way?
Great coming of age movie with great acting!
Highlights: Highschool narrative
A very powerful movie. Incredibly sad I might have ruined it by watching it too many times. Still, it will continue to last as one of my favorite movies. It features a very well written narrative about very mature issues and handles them well (drugs, sexual abuse, homophobia). However, some of the lines and their delivery do occasionally come across as very wooden. Ezra Miller did fantastic playing a very energetic Patrick. Logan Lerman did alright, but his intentionally awkward performance lacked any subtly. Emma Watson was good nothing noteworthy though. The highest praise however goes to the directing and editing for great sequences as well as maintaining ambiguity. The soundtrack was also fantastic in setting the mood and standing on its own.
I don't what to say. An amazing book, followed by an amazing movie. Rarely does a YA novel accomplish this.
It was a good movie with decent performances from everyone involved both on and off camera.
It's not perfect, but I love it all the same.
Emma Watson. Talk about an amazing actress.
Love this movie. It is possible for a great book to be made into a great film.
Loved the book!!! (Fav book probably)
Hated the movie. Everyone likes it and I loved the book. Maybe I wasn't paying enough attention to the movie but...
Loved Emma Watson as usual of course 💜
Combined the average ratings (Critic's & Users) from IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic and Letterboxd, and then weighted and tweaked the results…
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