The Perks of Being A Wallflower 2012

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(304) 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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The Perks of Being A Wallflower

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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
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Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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4.6 out of 5 stars

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95 of 99 people found the following review helpful By MyKeyReviews TOP 50 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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2 of 2 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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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Gary Selikow on 3 Feb 2013
Format: DVD
A brilliant, beautiful, inspiring movie, not just another high school movie like I thought.
a loner Charlie (Logan Lerman)looks on with trepidation of several years of high school when he starts out as a freshman , but i s taking under the wings of two seniors, the beautiful and irrepressible Sam (Emma Watson) and the gay wit Patrick (Ezra Miller) and becomes part of their crowd after he engages in some witty repoirt after eating a brownie laced with cannabis.
Soon he discovers the joys and heartache of teenage life, while struggling with the suicide of his best friend and the ghosts of his past.
All the actors are amazing, with of course Emma Watson shining as the free spirited Sam.
I came away definitely with something from this movie , basically that everyone deserves, through the moments of struggle and pain, to feel alive, and to really reach a stage where one lives life.
Great 80's music and feel.
This movie is set in 1991 and we can see this from the lack of cellphones and computers, and the use of cassette tapes
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32 of 37 people found the following review helpful By Emily<3 on 10 Oct 2012
Format: DVD
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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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By JD on 30 Nov 2012
Format: Blu-ray
This has got one of the best movies of the year. PoBaW (let's just call it Perks) is simply a masterpiece. The acting is beyond great (Lerman had a scene that defined his whole career basically, and Miller proves once more to be a fresh young talent, playing a both funny and touching character)

Perks might not be everyone's cup of tea, but I must admit I saw myself on a lot of Charlie's life, and some of the self-reflections throughout the movie (specially the last one) were nothing but sublime.

I do have a perk with Perks, it's the fact that we hold have gotten more of Emma Watson and Ezra Miller, and also the fact that the Rocky Horror scenes should've been explained better. I saw it with a friend and the minute it popped on screen, she literally yelled something in the likes of WTF. Another scene that should've been made better were the tunnel scenes. They had so much but lacked a lot too.

All of the themes, so controversial, were very well dealt with. From drugs to sex, to mental disturbia, I just know this is what makes Perks get its 12 rating.

The timely contextualization and the multiple stories are well intertwined, and the soundtrack couldn't have been chosen better. Heroes by David Bowie was the perfect choice for the movie's core.

This movie might appeal more to teenagers because of actors like Watson, Lerman and Dobrev (without even talking about the movie's theme) but believe me when I say older ones should see it too. If you're a fan of the book, no worries. From what I have witnessed Perks is very faithful to the original source.

Although not perfect, Perks is a wonderful movie that I cannot recommend more. Now to see Silver Linings Playbook!
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