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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…
Probably if i had watched this film before Boyhood i would have been left more impressed. One whole star for Patrick!
The story of a personalityless numbskull who becomes friends with the most irritating people imaginable.
A pet-peeve of mine when it comes to storytelling is when we know that a character is smart because we're constantly told by other characters how smart they are rather than through any kind of action or characterization. That, for me, is a major problem with the Perks of Being a Wallflower - both the film and novel (the film, I should note was written and directed by the author of the original novel.)
Everybody is always talking about how great and smart Charlie is, how he's going to be a great writer one day, but we are never shown anything that would lead us…
I did not expected to love this movie when i watched it for the first time but i loved it and now i still love it. This film is great i love the directing the cinematography and writing. I Love the performances by Emma Watson and Logan Lerman, but no doubt the reason why this movie is so great was Ezra Miller he was so good like amazing everything that he did in this movie was show steeler and he just get the character and ran wild with it and it was amazing to watch. Paul Rudd he was really good in this movie too. The movie just felt so real and emotionally powerful. Also the soundtrack in the film…
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After finishing the amazing book I jumped right into its adaptation, Chbosky succeeds quite well in adding some small touches and nuances to his story. However, this is a film that I dislike the more I think about it. TPoBaW is a story that draws his strength from the beauty of words, not the power of images, which is probably the reason I liked the book so much. A nice companion piece that fails to become something good in its own regard.
I'm gonna keep this simple, but I really do love this movie.
I have seen this film twice before and I have read the book. On every occasion I was waylaid by distracting people who don't watch films. This is the first time I have watched this film on my own and I had a completely different experience and was completely blown away.
The previous times was just an film watched for entertainment purposes, an angsty book everyone was talking about.
Watching it this time, I found a heart-wrenching film with a mind-blowing performance from Logan Lerman, a loud performance with moments of blinding subtlety from Ezra Miller, and a really awful American accent from Emma Watson.
This film is dripping with anxiety and pain from the first scene to the last…
Judge me. I don't care.
(Original review outdated, re-evaluation required at later date)
[after his parents have left, thinking he is ill] "They bought it. Incredible! One of the worst performances of my…
I FUCKING LOVE COLOURING