I recently watched Punch-Drunk Love which is always an emotional movie for me and it reminded me of the first…
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…
Ezra Miller as the Flash...yeah, I'm on board. He's charismastic, funny and watches Rick & Morty. Zack, don't mess this up.
This film was just a nice film. It was an easy watch and just a good time. It has likeable characters....mostly. Kind of fell victim of a few cliches and tropes here and there but it always got back on focus.
I feel like Paul Rudd was wasted in this though. Rudd can be so funny and I just feel like he was utilized in this well. He had a small role but still.
It's a solid good is what I would say.
How dare I forget that Kate Walsh and Paul Rudd are in this movie??
I really enjoyed this movie. A teenage film with uncharacteristically subtle moments. I liked the characters and the actors portraying them, have quickly become a fan of Ezra Miller after having watched We Need to Talk About Kevin a couple of weeks ago. A feel good film in a sad way.
this was alright
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“So, this is my life. And I want you to know that I am both happy and sad and I'm still trying to figure out how that could be.”
“And in that moment, I swear we were infinite.”
I didn`t expect to love this so much but it was SO GOOD. And I hate to say it, but it captured what the book wanted to do better than the original text itself :3 just sayin.
The perks of being a wallflower is about a teen who is moving onto high school life after suffering from clinical depression and being discharged from a mental health care institution. Stephen Chbosky, the director of the film and the writer of the book, has made it quite easy for young teens who can relate to Charlie(Logan Lerman) and can cope with their feelings and find ways to be able to correct the way they have been living.
For once, the movie was actually better than the book
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I feel like I should of loved this film but I didn't, I thought it was decent but nothing great. I feel like the plot was kinda pointless and just trailed off in to nothing and there wasn't much of a twist but the concept was good
[after his parents have left, thinking he is ill] "They bought it. Incredible! One of the worst performances of my…
Can't tell if satire or not.
Working on adding notes for all of them.
Almost any movie directed…