The Perks Of Being A Wallflower Review

The Perks Of Being A Wallflower Review

The Perks Of Being A Wallflower Review

Cast: Logan Lerman, Dylan McDermott, Emma Watson, Ezra Miller, Paul Rudd, Mae Whitman
Director: Stephen Chbosky
Genre: Drama, Romance
Rated: M
Running Time: 109 minutes

Synopsis: An introvert freshman is taken under the wings of two seniors who welcome him to the real world.

Verdict: Based on the novel written by Stephen Chbosky, The Perks Of Being A Wallflower centres on 15-year-old Charlie and his life including the struggles he experiences surrounding growing up, suicide, mental illness, abuse, death, falling in love and 'fitting in'. Charlie is extremely reserved but still strives to have friends and is taken in by a group of older senior kids who show him the 'real world' allowing him to open up and begin to experience life and all it has to offer.

Troubled doesn't begin to explain Charlie however Logan Lerman wholeheartedly captures his spirit and ensures the character is everything we envisioned, when reading the novel; whilst Ezra Miller gives a life to Patrick we could never have imagined. Emma Watson is refreshing in her role of misfit Sam who accomplishes the challenging role in this stimulating yet highly complex film.

The Perks Of Being A Wallflower is not your typical high school drama, actually it's everything they're not; truthful, involved and informative, The Perks Of Being A Wallflower is deep in its structure and thoroughly investigates the extreme difficulties that face some teenagers, nowadays, worldwide.

The best part? Director Stephen Chbosky wrote the original novel and the screenplay so nothing crucial to the theme and storyline of this depth drama has been left out or moved which enables the film to capture the true essence of The Perks Of Being A Wallflower.

I highly recommend the film and the novel, both of which we have the amazing Stephen Chbosky to credit.

Rating: *****

Brooke Hunter

The Perks Of Being A Wallflower
Release Date
: November 29th, 2012