The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
Critic Consensus: The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a heartfelt and sincere adaptation that's bolstered by strong lead performances.
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|Rating:||PG-13 (for mature thematic material, drug and alcohol use, sexual content including references, and a fight - all involving teens)|
|Directed By:||Stephen Chbosky|
|Written By:||Stephen Chbosky|
|In Theaters:||Sep 21, 2012 Limited|
|On DVD:||Feb 12, 2013|
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as Mary Elizabeth
as Mr. Anderson
as Dr. Burton
as Aunt Helen
as Mr. Callahan
as 7-Year-Old Charlie
as 9-Year-Old Candace
as Ponytail Derek
as Rocky MC
as Senior Bully
as Nose Tackle
as Mean Freshman Girl
as Shakespeare Girl
as Freshman Boy
as Twin Girl
as Twin Girl
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as Young Mom
as School Principal
as Sam's Mom
as Sam's Dad
as Candace's Friend
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Critic Reviews for The Perks of Being a Wallflower
What it gets right is so right that the occasional clunky piece of dialogue or the slip of an accent isn't enough to derail a lovely piece of cinema.
Satisfying enough to delight younger audience members, and maybe win over a few older ones, too.
It's been a while since a movie captured so colorfully the comedy, tragedy, angst, and exuberance of adolescence.
"Like real teenagers, Watson and Miller convincingly move from glowing objects of desire to comic relief to deeply troubled human beings."
Bravely delves into issues of incest, depression, homophobia and most hauntingly, death. And rarely does any of it feel fake.
Audience Reviews for The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Dealing with the problems of approaching adulthood in high school, friendship, love and a whole bunch of themes more could make for a horribly dry or self-important film. This one has its pretentious moments that make you wonder if there ever were three friends with such a glamorous gang doing such "crazy" things. But overall it works, thanks to a script that is taking its characters and their problems seriously without forgetting the humor. It also helps that the young actors are excellent, even Lerman who was mostly really dull in other films. There are moments of genuine truth, catching the hopes, fears and opportunity of adolescence rather perfectly, and a pretty surprising twist towards the end, that thankfully doesn't ruin the film's ultimately optimistic attitude. Viewed at the right age this could be a long-time companion, much like the friends in the movie. Well done.
A beautifully sad yet brilliant masterpiece.
I might have preferred a little more depth to my characters rather than simply scratching the surface. But wonderfully powerful with a great young cast. Emma Watson excelled in this role!
Loved the cast in this movie. Loved the music in this movie. Loved the feel of this movie. Let's face it!! I just LOVED this movie!! ;)
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