[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…
Stephen Chbosky adapts his popular novel to the big screen perfectly: The Perks of Being a Wallflower is one of the most honest, most touching, and most genuine coming-of-age movies in recent years.
This film is everything to me and I am not ashamed. I will shout it from the mountain tops. Or just the roof of my house. Or just to my cat. Whichever comes first.
More like "The Perks of Being a Hipster". It falters by not being realistic to real life, but you might as well put the blame on the book for that one. This movie on the other hand is a delight in casting and screen direction... and also Emma Watson.
Wow. This movie really resonated with me. It's actually a pleasure to watch, too. The author and director Steven Chobsky did a fantastic job, and I have to say that one of the greatest achievements of this film is in it's screen direction - so props to him.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower actually brought tears to my eyes. It's very touching.
However, I can understand why some people might be put off about the sentimentality/indulgence of it all. Personally, I loved it, but that's just me. I'm knocking half a star off simply because of a couple of pacing issues in the second act, a few bits of cheesy dialogue and Emma Watson's confused accent.
Though I think if those are all the faults I can find then this is a pretty good film.
NOTE: The soundtrack is also excellent!
It doesn't do anything drastically new or innovative, but both the plot and acting are interesting enough to carry it.
Its always nice to rewatched this film. Amazing soundtrack, The Smiths everywhere, EZRA MILLER... What else could you ask for? Lovely story. Maybe I should read the book too.
"We accept the love we think we deserve"
One of those movies I see when I'm in a specific mood...And it happened today. When I watched it on the big screen for the first time when it came out, I cried. I really found myself in Charlie, the main character. Part of his life story, the loneliness, and the search & found of his first real friends.
This is one of the best book adaptaions I ever saw. When the book and movie are both amazing. Like "Fight Club" or "Stand By Me"/"The Body". The fact that Stephen Chbosky, the author of the book, also wrote and directed the movie is a big part of that I guess.
I've mentioned "Stand…
Have you ever had a girl tell you "High school isn't like the movies."? Well, I have. Constantly. And I always ask myself, "What movies are these people watching!?" and now I realize, Perks of Being a Wallflower is one of those shitty movies.
I FUCKING LOVE COLOURING
Not necessarily "Romcoms" that's a generalisation but Romance movies more along the lines of these that gave off similar vibes…