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The Perks of Being a Wallflower
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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…
Me está costando distinguir cuáles de las escenas son cosas que le pasaron de verdad al director/guionista y cuáles son cosas que le habría gustado que pasaran. En cualquier caso, ¿por qué les cae tan bien un tío tan soso tan de primeras? Esa parte creo que sé en qué categoría cae.
I've just read the book, and it's a pretty good book actually. The movie is not pretty good, it is so far from the book, it only shows the most "important" things. You can't relate to some of the characters, because they don't build them up very well, like they do in the book. The book is very sad and very hard to read, the movie can't deliver that. I still like Ezra Miller, he's so cool, he is the only character there is just like his character in the book.
I am really surprised by this movie. First i thought its gonna be another boring high school movie but the story and the characters convinced me it is a good movie
I love this movie with everything I have.
another great coming of age movie based on a novel.......i really like the movie....directing could be better...
lol this film is so dumb and clichéd. i guess i thought at first it was trying to satirise the characters and their opinions but nope, it seems to be totally earnest. i thought it was just going to be a fairly standard coming-of-age thing but then pretty much every possible issue is somehow shoehorned in without being explored in any great depth.
the references are pretty funny too. on the road? check! catcher in the rye? check! how many times do you need to namecheck the smiths? the emotion that was present in the tunnel scene set to david bowie's 'heroes' took all its beauty from a similar scene in christiane f., where a group of kids run through…
Muy buena. Muy bien escrita y dirigida.
Realista, sincero, bem atuado.
Based on the novel written by Stephen Chbosky, this is about 15-year-old Charlie (Logan Lerman), an endearing and naïve outsider, coping with first love (Emma Watson), the suicide of his best friend, and his own mental illness while struggling to find a group of people with whom he belongs.
[after his parents have left, thinking he is ill] "They bought it. Incredible! One of the worst performances of my…
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