[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,…
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…
Sorry, maar ik ben helemaal verliefd op deze film!
Het verhaal is zo leuk, en ik kan mij helemaal in leven in het verhaal en de acteurs. Deze film geeft me ook zo'n vrij gevoel. Het is ook precies een film voor mijn leeftijd vind ik. En hij is vanaf nu echt mijn lievelingsfilm! Daarom verdient deze prachtige film van mij 5 sterren! :)
Motherfucking Tom Savini is in this as a wood working teacher.
This is a good film, not a great film. It's a little (A lot) cheesy and cringey at times but overall I enjoyed it.
Filme excepcional! Vale a pena assistir, uma boa vibe, filme para assistir numa tarde com os amigos.
With affecting performances from Lerman, Watson, and Miller, and an insightful script that refuses to talk down to its audience, "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" is a classic of teen cinema.
Super cute film. Emma Watson succeeds with her American accent, but sometimes comes off more of a person from Maine. Good effort for trying though, better than any accent I'd do!
Anyway, this movie did a really good job at conveying the feelings of an average teen...... BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE! It did it in a way that was believable but neither pitying nor empowering. It simply showed the struggles of teens, at it is! For that I give this film a lot of credit. Ahhh the awkward struggle of finding yourself in school... SO glad it's over!! Not the movie though, that was great!
The acting was seamless and the story itself was engaging. Thumbs up from me. :)
I'm not quite sure how I feel about this film. On the one hand, I thoroughly enjoyed the story of the protagonist, and thought it's portrayal of depression was well handled. The acting was phenomenal, all the actors did a wonderful job and fit their roles perfectly.
On the other hand, my goodness is this film cliched at times. Some of the dialogue is some of the phoniest sounding "profound" philosophical mumbo jumbo I have ever heard. I despised most of the dialogue towards the end of the film. I can just picture the director (who happened to write the book) grinning to himself as he forces in what he believes to be profound. It's not, sadly, and really brings…
Here's a coming-of-age story that really took me by suprise. I thought it was going to be an annoying Juno-esque film constantly trying to be hip and cool. However, I found it to actually be a moving film that explores real teenage emotions
(Stupid gimmick review incoming not sorry.)
At first this movie had me going: themothchase.files.wordpress.com/2010/01/locke-hanging-self3.jpg
But by the end it had me going like:
Needless to say it grew on me. Good film highly recommend continuing to watch after the first 15 minutes.
I FUCKING LOVE COLOURING
Most of these aren't NEARLY as bad as everyone makes them out to be on here. And I don't particularly…