Gustavo's Review of The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Since the 80's is been really hard to find compelling stories about students who struggle to fit in into the system. Directors decided to focus on comedies and other approach about kids and their issues in the classroom. Finally after a long wait I witness something out of the ordinary, a film that look like a chick flick but end been something more like an statement of kids who not fit in.
"The Perks of Been a Wallflower" is the story of Charlie a kid who is facing the loss of his best friend who commit suicide, his mental illness and the finding of his first love.
The film explore most of the same issues about kids in school but also find it's own way describing characters and situations from the point of view of Charlie. Emma Watson is astonishing, she bright the screen all over with her acting and beauty. But the scene stealer is Ezra Miller as Patrick a gay teenager who is having a secret relationship with a popular kid.
What makes the film special to me is the reference of music and mix tapes, something that in the 80's and 90's was the best way to share music...