[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…
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…
No esperaba más que superficialidad de ella y me ha regalado un rato divertido y emocionante. Creo que no quiero volver a verla para conservar esta sensación tan buena.
This movie simply has to stick as close to the book as humanly possible. I mean, the same person wrote the book and made the movie.
Charlie (Logan Lerman) is about to become a high school freshman. He's had a tough time in middle school making friends and being a normal kid. He meets a group of people who, while they've had their fair share of tough times as well, seem to be good friends to Charlie. We will see how Charlie deals with all of the issues of being a high school freshman while having a group of seniors as his close friends.
Everyone has had a tough time in high school. None of us would be normal if…
I never read the book. I always avoided PERKS because everybody wouldn't shut up about it. I wrote it off forever until recently. What a shitty mistake. I fucked up hardcore. This story is incredible, and so relatable to me in terms of my years in high school. I was pretty much Charlie my freshman year. I listened to hipster music no one heard of like The Smiths, blamed myself for past incidents, hung out with older kids who were already on their way out of high school, and had a "thing" with someone who was one of those older kids. Not to mention, I had a gay friend who didn't care what people thought of him but tended to…
It is a rare thing to witness a film adaptation of a book (and a superb one that it is) be done with apparent devotion and loyalty shown towards the source material and this is no exception. The Perks of being a Wallflower is both engrossing and consistently funny, while the performances from the lead cast are heartfelt and faultless.
one of the best, heartwarming movies ever.
I knew I had to watch this one again, and it held up pretty well. The one issue for me is it is not detailed enough and does not explore the development of Charlie's relationship with Sam and Patrick. I thought it flew through it. While the film has little issues what truly makes it enjoyable is the energy it has. You can tell the filmmakers involved have put all their heart into it, and with such good source material from the book by the director of this film.
I noticed some really negative reviews on here, and I simply can't understand it. I think the characters are well-written and the story was highly relatable. The themes involved of disconnection,…
I thought this movie was going to be a documentary a bout a wallflowers.this is so far the best movie of 2012 I mean the acting the directing and the story was great.
Not your typical teen drama - this one adds an interesting twist. Solid acting from the lead trio.
Coming of age drama showing how friends are important whether you need them or not. Features an excellent 80's soundtrack.
- Ferris Bueller's Day Off
- Teen Wolf
- The Breakfast Club
- American Pie
- Fast Times at Ridgemont High
- In the Mood for Love
- Children of the Corn
- 28 Weeks Later
- Welcome to the Dollhouse
I FUCKING LOVE COLOURING
- A Clockwork Orange
- Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes…
- Terminator 2: Judgment Day
Since I've only seen somewhere between 781-810 movies in my life. I'm starting off small and just making a top…