An enjoyable film with a terrific charismatic lead and a solid supporting performance by Ezra Miller. I don't get the love for Emma Watson - to me she was the wrong choice for Sam. She had her moments but I've always pictured Sam a bit more on the free spirit, nowadays hippie side.. Some character arcs SUCK big time - like the sister story line. Why did they include the sister being slapped by her boyfriend when you actually don't get the whole thing? Why he slapped her? What it led to? No. I didn't get to know anything about the parents and the aunt story line needed to get more time. But in the second half it became more emotionally true and Lerman kept it together.