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The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012) Movie Reviews

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Manuel
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08/16/2016 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

"And in that moment, I swear we are infinite"

The story of the film centers on Charlie, a freshman that returns to attend his first year of high school after being admitted into a hospital having suffered from depression. Charlie is played by Logan Lerman who is best known for his role in the 'Percy Jackson' films, as well as 'The Three Musketeers', '3:10 to Yuma', 'Noah', and 'Fury'. After struggling to make new friends, as many of those he knew before he entered the hospital wonít speak to him, Charlie attends a football game and says hello to classmate Patrick, played by Ezra Miller. Patrick introduces Charlie to his stepsister Sam, played by Emma Watson.

Like Lerman, both Miller and Watson are terrific young actors and are among the very best of their generation. I remember first seeing Ezra Miller in 2011ís, 'We Need To Talk ...

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4/4 

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snupe
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10/28/2014 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Bloom, Wallflower

Wallflower tells the story of a freshman trying to fit in. The movie succeeds due to great casting and directing. The story line was engaging through out the flick yet it could have included more drama. Whole cast pull out good performances but especially so does Watson who is a perfect fit for her character. The finished package feels like a realistic portrayal of teenage life, unlike many other "teen films". It is remarkably easy to relate with the characters that are well and thoroughly thought out. The plot manages to grab until the end of the run time and doesn't fall flat along the journey. I was hoping for more extravagant cinematography since this at times felt run of the mill. Nevertheless a surprisingly good movie that shines due to cast chemistry.

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3/4 

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KingInTheNorth
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07/05/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Charlie(Logan Lerman) is in freshman year where he is not accepted for first, but then two seniors, Sam(Emma Watson) and Patrick(Ezra Miller) help him and introduce him to the real world...

I am not going to an American school, so I can not say something about freshman year or my high-school experience. But still I can find some similarities to the character of Charlie and me. I think nearly everyone who has been through, or still is in teenage can do that. I think it is because the character is written so well, that it's hard to not find some. The other characters are also very well written and developed. See, that is what happens when the author of a book writes a screenplay adapted by the book. Stephen Chbosky! Very well done. After I watched the movie for the first time I read the...

Rating of
3.5/4 

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memento_mori
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07/04/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Adorable realism.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower is an adorable movie. It is so adorable because it is so relatable, capturing the good and bad of high school in a nut shell. Everyone knows what it was like to go to school (I hope), and have experienced what is portrayed so delicately in this film.
I read the book to this film, and I must say that the book is a lot more explicit, but it's beautiful.
The author of the book actually directed this film, which really surprised me; you don't see that too often.
The starring trio are the high point of this movie:
Logan Lerman is good as Charlie the misfit and it's great to see Emma Watson in something other than Harry Potter (not that she wasn't good in those films). Ezra Miller is phenomenal. He has solidified one hundred percent that he is a great young a...

Rating of
3.5/4 

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06/18/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

On the Outside Looking In

Rarely does a cast come together as well as they did in Perks of Being a Wallflower. When you get such amazing performances out of young actors - it makes me think that the future of Hollywood is in good hands. Logan Lerman, Emma Watson and Ezra Miller all give outstanding performances - and the supporting cast, from Paul Rudd as the inspirational English teacher, Tom Savini as the put-upon shop teacher and Dyland McDermott and Kate Walsh as dad and mom - all work in smaller parts. Mae Whitman, Johnny Simmons and Nina Dobrev also shine in supporting roles.

This is a coming-of-age story that doesn't skirt around some tough issues. Sure you have the pressure of navigating the minefield of High School - but things like relationships, drug use, dealing with grief and trauma, suicide and ho...

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3.5/4 

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Daniel Corleone
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01/17/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

The Perks of Being a Wallflower review

"But even if we don't have the power to choose where we come from, we can still choose where we go from there. we can still do things. " A sensitive and at times funny film about Charlie (Logan Lerman), Sam (Emma Watson) and Patrick (Ezra Miller). The three friends encounter certain challenges along the way. One of the most touching growing-up films coupled with a very cool soundtrack. Performances were spotless. It felt like an 80's flick rebooted to fit the younger generation of the 20th century. Spectacular screenplay with lines: "I know these will all be stories someday. And our pictures will become old photographs." "Right now we are alive and in this moment I swear we are infinite." and a personal favorite " I know we'll all become somebody-we'll all become old photographs and...

Rating of
3.5/4 

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11/05/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

'The Perks of Being a Wallflower' Movie Review

Generally Iím not an advocate of reading a book before seeing the movie ó I find that if I enjoy the book, the movie rarely lives up to what I imagined in my head. There is, however, something to be said about being PREPARED for what you are going to see, and in this case, about halfway through this little number, I was wishing I had been given a little bit more information. Donít let the trailers fool you ó this is a little darker than advertised.

THE GOOD: Charlie (Logan Lerman) is an incredibly bright but troubled high school Freshman, who doesnít seem to fit in anywhere. He struggles to get through each school day, and impressively continues to attend events like football games and dances all by himself, when most kids his age would probably sit it out at home, not wanting to deal ...

Rating of
3/4 

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Rod
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10/13/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Great Performances by Lerman, Watson and Miller

Charlie is a 15-year old taking on his first year in High School. He struggles on making friends, until he meets Sam and Patrick who let him in their circle of friends.
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Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, and Ezra Miller came in BIG on this movie, to begin with. These set of two actors and an actress deserve spot on most talented stars of the generation. They were able to give justice to their roles, and while I am watching the film, I did not find their characters hard to understand. I "like" the movie, I enjoyed it just fine. The only problem why I did not arrive to the point that this is actually a movie I must "love" was, the back story was not that strong (at least for me) that it played an important case on the present situation of the characters, specifically to Charlie.

Over-all, ...

Rating of
3/4 

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09/23/2012 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

Review: Perks of Being a Wallflower

The Perks of Being a Wallflower is an exceptional coming-of-age high school drama, written and directed by the author of the book, Stephen Chbosky. Because of that, I don't think fans of the novel will be complaining, "they left this out!" "that part wasn't in it!" It's a great movie, and it's well put together by the first time director.

The film begins solid, then transcends into a terrific drama that digs its way into the deep grounds by the end. It gets dark, dramatic, and emotional, and it's all handled very well. Much of the reason why the emotion works and dramatic moments are so damn effective is because of the large amount of depth Chbosky puts into his characters, notably Charlie (played by Logan Lerman). I loved these characters. I connected with them and rooted for them. ...

Rating of
4/4 

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