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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…
every single time that i watch this film, i am astounded by the fact that they did not know the tunnel song. WHY COULDN'T THEY RECOGNIZE DAVID BOWIE I FAIL TO UNDERSTAND COMPLETELY
I am not a big bowie fan but come on,its so obvious
However, this is such an unrealistic high school drama but at the same time its one of the best i have ever seen. I actually learned something from this;it made me see all those experiences that I could have only if I would externalize more .And despite the fact that every single film about high school is pointless ,this one is deep and painful.
Because I'm a white teen!
"(...) você percebe que tanto você como os personagens podem até não ser infinitos ou heróis por um dia, mas podemos ser invisíveis. E isso também tem lá suas vantagens."
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Both this film and the book on which it is based resonate with me on such a deep level that it is easy to overlook some of the flaws. There are many weird directing decisions, awkward shots and sequences that feel like they were rescued in post-production. The book is really good but the sexual abuse reveal is pretty clumsy and because it is such a faithful adaptation, this remains in the film. Despite this, the three leads are perfect and there is enough to like here that I'm likely going to continue revisiting it for years.
Every time I hear Heroes by David Bowie I will see Emma standing in the back of a pickup going through a highway city tunnel. I had no idea this story would be loaded with so much angst as well as difficult and violent growing-up-trauma. For me Ezra Miller (Patrick) was the standout performance. Logan Percy Jackson Lerman had some challenging scenes and captured the balance between surprise of revelation of life from the older kids and the trauma of his childhood memory. For Emma, I don't think this role challenged her at all. I wouldn't say she phoned it in, she seemed to have fun and brought on the right level of seriousness when needed. I know there must…
It's still one of my favorite movies ever, so charming, so pure, so unique, it's just perfect
Of all the millions of young adult adaptations that have come out in the last few years, this is one of the best. It helps that it was written and directed by Stephen Chbosky, the writer of the book. I don't think this is as good as the novel, but it's pretty damn good. The one thing it really lacks is Charlie's inner dialogue; the book is told through letters and naturally it's difficult to translate that to screen. It still manages to capture the feelings of passiveness though, which is something I entirely relate to. You gotta go towards life, it isn't gonna come to you.
same as noah2014
It's hackneyed and pretentious in its saccharine philosophy, but the cast are sufficiently earnest and there's enough of that Hughes-esque spirit (if not his honesty) to make it enormously affecting
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[after his parents have left, thinking he is ill] "They bought it. Incredible! One of the worst performances of my…
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