The Perks of Being a Wallflower

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Emma Watson, Logan Lerman and Ezra Miller star in this adaptation of Stephen Chbosky's critically acclaimed coming-of-age novel. Introduced to a new school, introverted 15-year-old Charlie (Lerman) finds solace in two welcoming seniors (Watson and Miller). But when some harsh realities hit, Charlie must endure the trials of loss, love and his own shaky mentality.

2012Rating: M, contains offensive language, sexual references & drug use102 minsUSA
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The Perks of Being a Wallflower / Reviews

Flicks, Adam Fresco

Flicks, Adam Fresco

Stephen Chbosky adapts and directs his coming-of-age epistolary novel, resulting in a high school movie that’s emotional and engaging without being overly sentimental. Refusing to shirk the dark side of adolescence, Chbosky deals with themes of sex, death, drugs, dependency, abuse and identity – and not a sparkly vampire in sight.

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Variety

Variety

Stephen Chbosky [directs] with far more passion than skill, which suits familiar scenes of adolescent awkwardness aptly enough.

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Total Film

Total Film

Logan Lerman delivers a career-making turn in this sweet, sincere film. It might not be a massive hit, but it will certainly ease a few paths through the awkwardness of adolescence.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Likable, unsurprising and principally a showcase for the pretty young cast, notably Mr. Miller, who brings texture to his witty if sensitive gay quipster.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Has all the substance of a teenage strop, and none of the energy.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

Perks deserves points for going beyond the typical coming-of-age drivel aimed at teens.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

It offers the rare pleasure of an author directing his own book, and doing it well. No one who loves the book will complain about the movie, and especially not about its near-ideal casting.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Heartfelt but rather generic.

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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

The movie is tough-minded: It zeroes in on Patrick's anger at dating a closeted football star, and it doesn't let Charlie off the hook for his cruelty or self-pity.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

An honest, affection-hooking, coming-of-age drama which proves that there is life beyond Hogwarts for Emma Watson.

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Box Office Magazine

Box Office Magazine

The Perks Of Being A Wallflower is a sweet surprise, a funny, touching terrific and quite wonderful movie that gets it all right about the joys and heartbreaks of growing up circa 1991.

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