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The Perks of Being a Wallflower [Blu-ray]

Logan Lerman , Emma Watson , Stephen Chbosky    To Be Announced   Blu-ray
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (249 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Ezra Miller, Nina Dobrev, Paul Rudd
  • Directors: Stephen Chbosky
  • Writers: Stephen Chbosky
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region B/2 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: To be announced
  • Studio: Entertainment One
  • DVD Release Date: 11 Feb 2013
  • Run Time: 102 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (249 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B008OQ037W
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,772 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

Based on the best-selling novel by Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a modern classic that captures the dizzying highs and crushing lows of growing up. Starring Logan Lerman, Emma Watson and Ezra Miller, The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a moving tale of love, loss, fear and hope and the unforgettable friends that help us through life.

Bonus Features:
  • Audio Commentaries with writer/director Stephen Chbosky and Cast
  • "Best Summer Ever" featurette
  • Deleted Scenes with audio commentary by Stephen Chbosky
  • Dailies
  • Theatrical Trailer

Review

The Perks of Being a Wallflower maintains the fine tradition of movies like Running with Scissors and Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist in its savvy, sensitive telling of high schoolers coming of age and coming to terms. Though it enters some dark emotional territory as freshman Charlie (Logan Lerman) connects with a clique of older students, the smart sense of humor threaded throughout is as charming as the heavy stuff is powerful. Charlie enters high school with some serious yet indeterminate psychological problems that have clearly devilled him since childhood. We don't get to know about the extent of his difficulties until the movie's final scenes, but they've made it hard for him to find friends. A device that comes and goes is Charlie's voice-over of letters he's writing to an unknown and unnamed friend that describe the hard shell he's kept closed around himself. It all starts to change for Charlie--mostly for the better--when he hooks up with the eccentric, iconoclastic senior Patrick (Ezra Miller) and his popular step-sister Sam (Emma Watson). The energetic duo bring Charlie into their fold of friends and introduce him to a world outside himself that is probably exactly what he wanted, even though it's a place of loyalty, trust, and understanding that had previously been unimaginable in the small confines of his tortured head space. As with all friendships, there are rivalries, boundaries, rifts, and betrayals that ebb and flow as the school year unfolds. Charlie's inevitable breakdown and the healing that he experiences from having been exposed to such acceptance comes full circle in a neat little package at the end. But there's plenty of honesty, wit, and genuinely moving emotion expressed along the way. All the young actors commit fully to their well-drawn parts, especially the three leads. This may be the post-Potter role that breaks Watson free to revel in her talent, and Miller is a natural as a grown-up teenager who may have most of it figured out, even though the internal confusion he's tried so hard to bury still rears its head now and again. Set in the early '90s, the movie is tinged with peripheral period details that never overpower or insert themselves awkwardly into the action. Music is a big part of the characters' lives and is equally so in the spirit of the story. The writer-director is Stephen Chbosky, who adapted his own semiautobiographical young adult novel. He does right by his audience in presenting a movie that's fully adult and gets the little things right for anyone who is or ever was an angsty teenager embroiled in that horrible/wonderful search for self. --Ted Fry


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90 of 94 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An emotional and very enjoyable film 9 Oct 2012
By MyKeyReviews TOP 50 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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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32 of 36 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mind blowing! 10 Oct 2012
By Emily<3
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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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful 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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5.0 out of 5 stars A Cut Above The Rest. 20 July 2014
Format:DVD
By far & away the best High School drama in 10 years.A really enjoyable,heart warming & quite sad drama about making friends,a true people film.Charlie has had a troubled childhood which becomes clearer as the story goes along,& explains why he is like he is.It's his first day at High School & with few friends & well over 1000 days ahead it's a daunting prospect.
His sister & her boyfriend are there but wont have much to do with him,there are others but they also dont seem to want to know.The one "friend" Charlie does have is his english teacher,which he happens to be good at plus he is thinking of becoming a writer.Then he meets Patrick at a football game & his world is opened up.He is introduced to Sam played by Emma Watson,then everyone else at a party,Charlie has friends & they think he's cool,if a bit too quiet.

This is not the typical High School teen dross we usually get,the characters are great with Patrick almost stealing the show,there's all the usual teenage issues BUT dealt with in a much more sensible & under stated way.A sad,somtimes funny,romantic drama about friends,relationships & not being like everyone else.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely superb 30 Nov 2012
By JD
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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Love this film. Happy with the speedy delivery price and product. My brother knew I liked the film and got it for my birthday.. Read more
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5.0 out of 5 stars not your average run of the mill story...
This film is so different from any other film that I have watched. It isn't your average run of the mill story, there is a deeper more emotional story buried within each character... Read more
Published 4 days ago by stephsteph
5.0 out of 5 stars Def. worth a watch
This is a superb adaptation of the book, and the parts are portrayed superbly by the 3 main actors, especially Logan Lerman. Read more
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Excellent product and service. Many thanks.
Published 8 days ago by James Hope
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyed the film very much
I was always a fan of the book and hadn't seen the film before buying it. The film shows the struggle a young teenage boy has with fitting in at a new school, having to make new... Read more
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5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it. What more can I say
Loved it.
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A wonderful, heartbreaking, joyous film.
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Charming coming of age film
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