[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…
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.…
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…
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…
This has to be one of my top 4 books so I think I held it to my really high expectations which obviously will not be met. Still cried really hard and Heroes will never be heard the same way again. Good movie to start the year with.
หนังที่เหมือนจะฟีลกู้ด แต่ก็แอบแฝงมุมหดหู่อยู่บ้าง โดยรวมทำออกมาได้ดี ยิ่งได้คนเขียนหนังสือเรื่องนี้ มาถ่ายทอดลงแผ่นฟิล์มเอง ยิ่งทำให้หนังถ่ายทอดอารมณ์ได้ดี ชอบที่จะได้เห็นชีวิตของชาลี (ตัวเอก) ดำเนินชีวิตในช่วงวัยรุ่น ที่มีความรักเข้ามาส่งผลกับชีวิตของเค้า
ดูหนังเรื่องนี้ ก็อดไม่ได้ที่จะนึกถึงหนังจากฝั่งเอเชีย เรื่อง You Are the Apple of My Eye แต่โดยรวมก็ยังชอบเรื่อง You Are the Apple of My Eye มากกว่า อาจะเป็นเพราะด้วยความเป็นเอเชีย ที่มีวัฒนธรรมการใช้ชีวิตที่ค่อนข้างคล้ายกันมากกว่า จึงทำให้รุ้สึกอินได้ดีกว่า
The Perks of Being a Wallflower was a surprisingly good coming-of-age story about Logan Lerman, a shy kid with a traumatic past.
Logan is starting on his first day of high school and has no friends. He's dreading the experience, but judging by the movie's cover and the genre we know he's eventually going to make some best friends, have a memorable experience, and work through his issues in the process.
That said, I thought the movie handled Logan's development believably. It felt more sincere and less "feel good". Things weren't exaggerated for effect, i.e. the super nerd who becomes the most popular kid in school. Instead, he and his relationships progressed naturally, while his issues were given weight --…
Watched with: Self
Watched at: Home
You can’t help but be moved by them and their struggles to coexist with their hypocritical peers, who shun them for either being gay, promiscuous or in the case of Chbosky’s alter ego, Charlie, possessing a fragile psyche. They’re bullied, chastised, ostracized, and in the case of Watson’s self-loathing, Sam, taken advantage of by horny college boys. You ache for them, but you also admire their courage to stay true to who they are and what they believe, finding safety in numbers by sticking close to the other castaways on their self-described “island of broken toys.”
I feel infinite.
Though with an unnecessary twist and a few clichés in a plot that could have certainly avoided them, this is a very sincere and involving drama about what it is like to be a teenager trying to find his place in the world - and its strength lies in three excellent performances.
sigh. great one, this.
- Ferris Bueller's Day Off
- Teen Wolf
- The Breakfast Club
- American Pie
- In the Mood for Love
- Children of the Corn
- 28 Weeks Later
- Welcome to the Dollhouse
I FUCKING LOVE COLOURING
- The Ladykillers
- Man of Steel
- War Horse
- The Dark Knight Rises
Most of these aren't NEARLY as bad as everyone makes them out to be on here. And I don't particularly…