Perks of Being a Wallflower is a touching film

1 Oct

Strephen Chbosky adapts his own novel, The Perks of Being a Wallflower into a screenplay. Rarely, do we see the novelist directing their own work, but Chbosky is a rare talent that can wear many different hats.

The story is about Charlie (Logan Lerman), a deeply depressed and lonely teen entering his first year in high school where a flamboyant senior, Patrick (Ezra Miller) and his stepsister Sam (Emma Watson) allow him to tag along and see the world differently.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a fantastic coming of age story. There are a few hints of a few John Hughes, but Chbosky’s voice is original. There are moments the film looks unpolished, but I can forgive these minor things because it was Chbosky’s first film. The strength of the film begins with his powerful and inspiring story, but the heart and soul of the film is the young cast’s performances. Together it makes a very touching film.

Word Count: 160

Adam’s Grade: A-

Chuck’s Grade: N/A

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