I FUCKING LOVE COLOURING
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…
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.…
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…
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…
The book was good, but not spectacular. Same goes for the movie. I upped the rating a bit because Logan Lerman and Emma Watson automatically make movies better.
με (ξανα)έκανε να θέλω να γυρίσω το χρόνο πίσω, να κάνω τα πράγματα αλλιώς. να τα θυμάμαι αλλιώς
Consegue prender a nossa atenção do inicio ao fim. Não é o típico filme de adolesceste o que é óptimo. Bastante emocionante, misterioso e engraçado. Adorei as musicas !
Heartwarmingly depressing! This is my kind of film.
This film covers a number issues and a great deal of teen angst, there is a charterer for everyone to relate to and an excellent sound track to draw you in to their lives.
The main Group dynamic is not as i expected before watching the film and the story line too wasn't predictable as expected, i though this would be a cheesy chick flick but it definitely isn't.
Left me feeling depressed and elated at the same time.
Excelente. No pensé que me gustaría tanto. La recomiendo enormemente, llena de frases excelente, que valen la pena recordar y ponerlas en practica.
Fantastic movie! I'm down with the author of the book writing the screenplay and directing the movie. I can relate to almost every character in one way or another. Again......DAMN GOOD FILM!
It was really a faithful adaptation to the book, which I really loved.
boring, bland, logan lerman was barely conscious throughout the whole ordeal, emma watson's american accent needs work, like we need another film about nerdy white underdogs. maybe this film would've inspired me if i was still in high school or if i had a strong superiority complex because of the hipster music i listened to.
Película que vi en los peores momentos de mi vida con mi mejor amiga. Me tocó lo más interno de mi haciéndome llorar y reflexionar sobre muchas cosas. No tuve la oportunidad de leer el libri.
El soundtrack es mi favorito, lo tengo en mi Ipod.
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