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

Available in HD on supported devices

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
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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94 of 98 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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1 of 1 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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16 of 18 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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Fraz on 3 Mar 2014
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
I wasn't sure if i wanted to watch this as i would have to listen to Emma Watson's plum in the mouth, posh, public school accent but thankfully she has an American accent in the film which she seems to do very well. She also proves that she can actually act after the baby stuff of Harry Potter. It's film about a group of high school kids who become friends but they all seem to have various issues which makes them not quite fit in. Ezra Miller's character is gay and having a fling with the high school quarterback who is in the closet. Emma Watsons character has low self esteem and sleeps around, the main character whose name escapes me has mental health issues caused by an abusive childhood. You get the picture. There are a few others too and they all become good friends and through friendship and growing up help to solve each others problems.

Its not exactly original or exciting but it is enjoyable with a few shocks along the way. The acting is also very good from a cast of mainly young actors. Don't waste your money on the blu ray version though as it's appalling with a very grainy look that made it look lower quality than a typical dvd.
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