Kieran's Review of The Perks of Being a Wallflower

  • 20 months ago via Movies on iPhone
    The Perks of Being a Wallflower

    The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)

    Good to see the author having the opportunity to bring his story to film as writer and director and he does a reasonable job on his debut. The protagonist's struggles and the soundtrack took me back to being an awkward 16 to 22 year old existing on the fringe never really knowing where he stood, but perhaps not enough to really appreciate it. A couple of scenes in particular smack of wish fulfilment on the part of the writer - who didn't want to be the guy to beat up the bullies and win over his friends and the girl from her college boyfriend or even do a really cool dance to Come on Eileen but life just didn't work that way. Still, it's an enjoyable film and anything featuring Tom Savini and vintage Throwing Muses can't be all bad.

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