2012 was a crazy, wacky year of my life. And this movie surfaced at the perfect time & will always have a special place. I remember getting the Blu-ray copy ahead of even seeing it; just had this feeling it'd fit well in my physical library.
I think those of us that prop this film (and book) high on our respective film/book lists take something truly personal from it. It would be sort of hard not to.
I want to be Charlie's friend. I want to tell all the Charlie's and EJ's, Sam's and Patrick's, that it'll all be okay. I mean, things could suck -- high school pretty much sucks (yeah, it sucks).
But there's so much more to life after high school.
The ending of this movie... I give more points to the book for ambiguity as opposed to really SHOWING what happens in the movie. I wished it was handled the same, but alas, it works.