The Perks of Being A Wallflower 2012

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(365) IMDb 8.1/10
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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 102 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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33 of 39 people found the following review helpful By Emily<3 on 10 Oct. 2012
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I saw this at the cinema recently and it was absolutely amazing! I can't wait until it becomes available for DVD. After loving the film so much I decided to go ahead and order the book, I'm reading it now and it's just as enjoyable. Truly amazing story that touches you on so many levels, it really pulls on your heart strings. Everything about it I loved, the acting, the storyline, the music. In the book, Charlie mentions that he likes to come out of the cinema and feel like the movie changed you in some way, you feel different - this film absolutely did that for me! A MUST BUY. And Emma Watson is simply lovely, but that didn't surprise me.
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By GratuitousViolets TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 5 May 2013
Format: DVD
Coming of Age films are getting lazier and lazier these days with too much focus being made on fashion, comedy and very little substance to amuse the masses, but I have to say, "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" managed to escape all those traps quite successfully. An absolutely fantastic film that touches you and gives you the power to just see the beauty of life, love and friendship.

The story follows fifteen year old Charlie who is starting high school, an introverted loner who has recently lost his best friend to suicide and is coping with various inner demons that he has not been able to properly process since the age of seven. Charlie's eyes are opened to a whole new way of life when he meets extroverted outsiders Patrick and Sam, a pair of seniors, who take pity on his loneliness and bring him into their circle of friends who are due to graduate within the year.

Charlie is left open to many new experiences, mostly sitting on the sidelines as he watches his new friends live out their final year of high school. For Charlie, his new friends open up a whole new world of complications, impossible romances, and planning for a life of infinite possibilities, which may lead to unlocking key memories about his past which have previously been blacked out from his mind, may help him understand things that still haunt him about his childhood.
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4 of 5 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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