[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…
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,…
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…
Great acting, and setting (not to be biased) and funny at times.
this movie was so badly ironic but it wasn't even trying to be it seemed like an snl skit. one line is "i don't poetry poetry writes me" and that's all you need to know about this movie
“ Because I know there are people who say all these things don't happen. There are people who forget what it's like to be 16 when they turn 17. I know these will all be stories someday. And our pictures will become old photographs. And we'll all become somebody's mom or dad. But right now these moments are not stories. This is happening. I am here. And I am looking at her. And she is so beautiful. I can see it. This one moment when you know you're not a sad story. You are alive. You stand up and see the lights on the buildings... and everything that makes you wonder. And you're listening to that song on that drive... with the people you love most in this world. And in this moment, I swear... we are infinite. “
An emotionally raw, real and touchingly honest look at a high school experience. Maybe not a whole universal childhood experience necessarily, but certain moments hit hard the cringeworthy awkwardness and occasional joys of such a time in people's lives. All of it is sold by feeling incredibly sincere, making even the moments you may have not experience seem real. That might have somethign to do with writer/director Stephen Chbosky being able to adapt his own book, which allows him to create an extremely well realized depiction of what he wanted to say about the high school experience. It helps that what he has to say is relatively free of the major cliches, allowing for a lack of formula that pays…
Candice, I killed Aunt Helen, didn't I? She died getting my birthday present, so I guess I killed her, right? I tried to stop thinking that, but I can't.
I read the novel of this a year ago. I was disappointed. I found the characters to be annoying, whiny, underdeveloped, and did I mention annoying and whiny? It felt like the novel was trying to hit all of the problems of teenagehood and it became tiring. There was so much emotion all of the time that it was hard to catch a breath, to release tension. I had hopes that with the movie, author Chbosky would perhaps restrain the emotion. Maybe it’s a story made more for film? Unfortunately, the movie adaption just doesn’t work either.
The film commits two of my least favorite cinematic sins.
1) Supporting characters obsess over the main character because the plot requires it…
So... Emma Watson is pretty hot.
Great drama. A movie that strives and almost succeeds in encompassing the struggles of teens and their attempts to fit in and overcome hardships. Outstanding performances by Watson, Lerman, and Miller (especially Miller). Just goes to show that more book adaptations would be good if they were directed by their author.
Apuesto un huevo y parte del otro a que esta película fue concebida en un Starbucks, que cosa tan Hipster llena de clichés y pretensiones.
Esta película claramente fue idea de algún snob que se creía mas que los demás en el colegio y que cree que su amistad seria un favor para el mundo.
Ridicula a mas no poder y con un PLOT TWIST al final tan PERO TAN REBUSCADO que hace ver American Pie como una obra maestra de la adolescencia
Combined the average ratings (Critic's & Users) from IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic and Letterboxd, and then weighted and tweaked the results…
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