Based off the classic list by Ryback, I will delve into the archives and find all the films I love…
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 opening credits of this film said with Joan Cusack... She was in it for maybe 5 minutes at most in the film... You tricked me movie! I am angry now...
But in all honesty, The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a fantastic coming of age film. It really reminded me of those great John Hughes films of the 80's, in the way it beautifully explores the discovery of ourselves, of what's highschool and of friendship.
I think this is a very relatable film, at some extent at least, for everyone. We've all been through some of these characters experiences, we've sometimes felt the way they feel... Lost, confused and even alone maybe. But in this moving tale we…
drunk and crying, just how i like it
Why did I agree to watch this movie when all it does is make me sad?!
Incredible movie with very relatable characters and perfect casting. 5/5
Seen this film for emma of course. And she was great! Actually she was everything i believed her actual personality would be. And i m sooo jealous of this guy for kissing her. SO MUCH. Great music also!
"we accept the love we think we deserve"
finally, i have time to watch it!
undxpectedly great! i love charlieeeee since the paper town 😘
good soundtrack though 🎸
*pretty minor spoilers*
Wow. Just wow. This movie. I. I'm not even sure what to type. I. I care about these fictional characters so much. I cannot believe that this was this good.
So I was in the rental store and looking through each section and saw this. I had heard of this movie or saw a quote from this movie or something among those lines and I saw the movie sitting there on the shelf in the rental place and I vaguely remember hearing something about or from this movie and I debated if I wanted to watch it. I had anywhere from five to seven movies in my hands at that point so I wasn't sure if I…
"Mary Elizabeth, why are you trying to EAT Christmas!?"
I'm bumping my original star rating up by half a star. Why shouldn't I? I think I have some justification, after all, it is one of my favourite films ever.
Inevitably when you watch a film so often after you first watched it, some of the allure becomes slightly lost.
This latest watch made me laugh much more than I ever have done before, which I think is good going given that it isn't really a comedy film, nor is it trying to be one. That said, from the cafeteria fight onwards, I am utterly spellbound and the film hits me right in the feels, every time.
Well,one of my favorite movie of all time.seeing Emma watson as sam with all her charming looks with those glossy lips and heavenly looks just makes me fall in love with her all over again. I read its novel as well,like 2 weeks ago?may be. loved it mahn,just loved it
[after his parents have left, thinking he is ill] "They bought it. Incredible! One of the worst performances of my…
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218. "Camera falls from airplane and lands in pig pen-MUST WATCH END!!"