Films featuring varying levels of obvious and less obvious homoeroticism.
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…
Still a beautiful piece of cinema. Only cried twice this time.
despite all character traits exist in favour for charlie's development, perks still manage to make yet another sleepless night for me. it makes me want to pick up life right now, right here. i need to listen to cocteau twins, i need to go out run, i need to text my friends i luv 'em, i need to kiss my girlfriend good morning, i need to blast heroes...
on that note, watching perks this side of bowies passing, the tunnel scenes hit me extra hard this time. i reckon david bowie didn't jump all giggly at the fact that one of tunes were featured in a coming-of-age drama (i mean, he invented the word cool), but i hope that he…
This is a modern-day John Hughes film. It has that same subversive cool-but-not-cool vibe, the killer soundtrack, the coming-of-age and the social injustices. It's a beautiful film full of beautiful feelings.
Wow, i have no FUCKIN' words.
First of all, this film is MASTERFUL, now that's a new word. This film plays with your emotions, makes you care for the characters, and you can relate to the characters, in a way, it feels personal. I bet lot of people can't handle this movie's emotional impact.
Plus, the ending is so emotional and sad, it has to be seen, just go watch it, don't even read this past the first line, go to your store or if it's on TV or something, and watch it.
What a masterful film. Read the book too!
When will people realize that this movie is shit?
The main character is relatable and interesting. Emma Watson is perfect, per usual. This might be one of the best High School movies ever.
It's a really fun watch but not something that's unforgettable. It made me want to read the book, so that's a good thing. Considering the fact that movies made based on teen books are usually awful, this one impressed me quite a bit.
One of my all time faves.
The first time I saw Perks of Being a Wallflower I wasn't all that impressed, after giving it a rewatch I've come to the conclusion I'm an idiot and this is one of the best movies of the decade! Such an incredibly real and emotional coming of age story that will delight you with its colorful characters and then shoot you right in the feels and turn your eyes into waterfalls, 2012 me might have turned a blind eye to this movie but fuck him, he's an idiot and this movie is a high school masterpiece!
I love this movie/book more than I love myself
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