[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 saw Paper Towns in theaters today and as cute as it was, I spent the entire time wanting to go home and watch one of my all time favorite high school movies: The Perks of Being a Wallflower.
Most book-to-film adaptations don't have the privilege of having the author both write and direct, but this one did and it worked to its advantage. Every change made was necessary and made for a flawless transition from page to screen. The characters came with added depth and likability and all of the actors were perfectly cast and totally believable in their roles. This is a definitely an example of a movie that's better than the book (sorry not sorry) and I highly recommend it.
Jongen met psychische problemen wordt toch aanvaard op school.
Vroeger misbruikt door tante
Definitely one of the best Young Adult adaptations I've ever seen. Beautiful in every way and I never end the movie dry-eyed.
Pretty much unbearable except for the acting and that's coming from someone who actually enjoyed the book.
I would never call The Perks of Being a Wallflower a true coming of age film. It's characters are largely caricatures of different stereotypical high school figures, it's protagonist a bit too psychologically complex to be relatable in any way, and frankly it's just not a realistic depiction of life in high school anyway.
But there are some fundamental truths in the film as well. While not necessarily making any revelatory realizations about life as a teenager, or about the process of growing up, The Perks of Being a Wallflower manages to delve into issues such as homosexuality, incest, depression, and death, while managing to feel genuine the entire time. It's the rare film that does not promote the notion…
One of the best dramedies I've ever seen. There's been several great ones here lately.
This is a movie I have wanted to see since it was in theaters, but only now got around to seeing. I liked this film, even if it does have a pretty common story. There was some pretty good acting in this, I really enjoyed our three main characters, played by Logan Lerman, Emma Watson and Ezra Miller. I will be eager to see Miller play the Flash now. I always enjoy teen films, and this one, while a basic story, had some great parts. There was a great soundtrack, with Heroes by David Bowie playing an important yet unnamed role. Overall, I'd recommend this to anyone who likes the coming of age movie.
Now, after I actually read the book, it was a lot better.
Me ha gustado, mas de lo que me imaginaba, y mucho mas profunda de lo que parece, ademas una banda sonora muy interesante.
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…