The Perks of Being A Wallflower 2012

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

Starring:
Logan Lerman,Emma Watson
Runtime:
1 hour, 42 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Romance
Director Stephen Chbosky
Starring Logan Lerman, Emma Watson
Supporting actors Ezra Miller
Studio Entertainment One
BBFC rating Suitable for 12 years and over
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

97 of 101 people found the following review helpful By MyKeyReviews TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 9 Oct. 2012
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
From watching the trailer, I got a slight understanding of the film; guy has no friends when he starts his first year in high school and struggles to make them also, he then finally meets some nice people who befriend him, which to one he falls in love with.

Whilst the base of the story is just as I had predicted, the film as a whole was so much more.

Charlie who is the main character is extremely socially awkward, and you get hints close to the beginning that something in his past had caused him to be this way, eventually you start finding out Charlie has a very deep story in the past which is gradually explained through as the film goes on by flash-backs, you will eventually find out why he is the person he is today, this combined with the journey through his first year with his new friends who also have different personal issues makes this film an emotional roller-coaster.

I don't want to ruin the story for those who haven't seen it, so I'm not going to go into further detail.

On a final note, I do want to point out that the cast for this film was perfect, they were all brilliant at their roles and made the film very believable. I also want to say Emma Watson did an especially good job at portraying her character 'Sam'. As she's widely recognised for playing Hermione from the Harry Potter films, it must have been hard for her to shake off that image that has been imprinted into peoples minds throughout these years, which she has done so brilliantly in this film, this shows how good she is of an actress.

I would highly recommend this film for those who enjoy drama/romantic based films and I certainly will be buying this film when it comes out on DVD/Blu-ray.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By The Movie Guy TOP 500 REVIEWER on 3 May 2013
Format: DVD
This is this generations' "Breakfast Club" as a group of western Pa. misfits come together and help each other deal with their issues.

Charlie (Logan Lerman imitating Jesse Eisenberg) is a loner who has issues with normal socializing. He is a freshman in high school and befriends Patrick (Ezra Miller) an in the closet senior who is also an outcast. Patrick introduces Charlie to his low self esteem step sister Sam (Emma Watson) who Charlie immediately takes to. Charlie ends up joining their circle of friends, one that includes the frequent use of drugs and alcohol. The drug and alcohol use is shown as being nonchalant, perhaps in a realistic sense, at least the one I grew up with.

The group has a number of colorful characters which add to the mix. The film has multiple themes including "We accept the love we think we deserve." The teens have heart and recognize the needs of each other and are able to give and accept. The weirdest thing of the film was the use of cassette tapes. Seriously?

The soundtrack reflected the feelings of Charlie. It starts out with an acoustical number that was sad, lame, and untalented. It picks up at the tunnel scene. At one point we listen to XTC "Dear God" a tune on my mix tape. There was a scene where I expected to hear J Geils chime in with "Love Stinks" but it didn't happen.

This is a film for older teens, which some parents would object to. Good acting. Decent plot, although the aunt thing wasn't that well developed.

Parental Guide: No sex or nudity. 1 f-bomb. Sexual themes including homosexuality. Another hit film from Pittsburgh.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Bill HALL OF FAMETOP 10 REVIEWER on 21 Mar. 2015
Format: DVD
This movie is an absolute gem. If you like highly superior teenage angst movies, films like The Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles, Some Kind Of Wonderful and Say Anything, I'd be very surprised if you didn't love this movie - The Breakfast Club [Blu-ray], Sixteen Candles [Blu-ray] [1984], John Hughes Collection (Pretty In Pink / Some Kind of Wonderful / Ferris Bueller's Day Off) [DVD], Say Anything [Blu-ray] [1989].
Charlie is a sixteen year old High School student, fiercely bright, good looking, introverted, circumspect, highly likeable, and with a complicated past that he wants to keep buried. Starting out at a new school, he befriends two eighteen year old students, Patrick, who's an extroverted gay fellow full of mischief and with a rapier wit, and Sam (played by Emma Watson), who's a breathtakingly beautiful and intellectual young woman, and who bafflingly makes appalling choices in men.
The three of them become inseparable pals, and what follows then is a profoundly moving and involving tale of their trials and tribulations in the lead up to college.
It's very rare that I see a teen movie which can hold its own against the finest John Hughes movies, some of which I've mentioned above, but this is definitely one of them. The attractive young cast give spellbinding and entirely credible performances. As the friends went through the peaks and troughs of teenage life, I found myself irresistibly hooked. The film soundtrack is very cool, featuring the likes of David Bowie, The Smiths and Dexy's Midnight Runners. The pacing is energetic and perfectly judged, the script is moving and believable, the characters are wonderfully drawn and hugely likeable, and the story, which leaps between tearful melancholy and joyful happiness, unfolds very cleverly and satisfyingly.
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