The Perks of Being a Wallflower

September. 20,2012
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7.7
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A coming-of-age story based on the best-selling novel by Stephen Chbosky, which follows 15-year-old freshman Charlie, an endearing and naive outsider who is taken under the wings of two seniors. A moving tale of love, loss, fear and hope - and the unforgettable friends that help us through life.

Logan Lerman as  Charlie Kelmeckis
Emma Watson as  Sam
Ezra Miller as  Patrick
Paul Rudd as  Bill Anderson
Nina Dobrev as  Candace Kelmeckis
Mae Whitman as  Mary Elizabeth
Erin Wilhelmi as  Alice
Johnny Simmons as  Brad Hayes
Kate Walsh as  Mrs. Kelmeckis
Joan Cusack as  Dr. Burton
shyness
secret
narration
kiss
freshman
coming of age
teenage boy
high school student
first love
aunt nephew relationship
gay lead character
santa hat
lgbt teen
aunt nephew incest
based on young adult novel

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Reviews

Karina Longworth
2018/03/09

Chbosky plays this CW serial stuff for maximum earnestness, stressing the teenage tendency to assume that every new thing they re feeling is unprecedented in human history, keeping the tone just-moist-eyed throughout.

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Jordan Mintzer
2018/03/09

Heartfelt but rather generic.

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Laremy Legel
2018/03/09

The Perks of Being a Wallflower" captures the phenomenon of high school with all the tenderness and horror it deserves.

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Rob Nelson
2018/03/09

First-time writer-director Stephen Chbosky adapts his young-adult bestseller with far more passion than skill, which suits familiar scenes of adolescent awkwardness aptly enough.

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Richard Corliss
2018/03/09

It s all frightfully familiar - as if teens sitting around the campfire need to be told the same story every night - until the last 15 mins., when this Cocoa Puffs movie reveals an underlayer of arsenic.

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David Edelstein
2018/03/09

It s nostalgia with an emphasis on nostos, pain.

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Glenn Kenny
2018/03/09

I found the ultimate statement of Wallflower to be a humane and encouraging one that the movie manages to deliver without getting overly precious.

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David Fear
2018/03/09

You can feel Chbosky s blood, sweat and tears oozing out of this highly personal project, but that holy trinity of fluids isn t enough to wash away the sense that you ve seen this before-many, many, many times.

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James Berardinelli
2018/03/09

It s sad, funny, warm, and nostalgic - kind of like high school, really.

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Andrew O Hehir
2018/03/09

Fact is, much as you and I might want to protest that we were cooler than these kids, wherever and whenever we did our growing up, we probably weren t.

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