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Movie Review: The Perks Of Being A Wallflower

By  Justin Carreiro     9:17 AM    Labels:,,, 
Sorry for the delay in posting another movie review since the last one. Though, in that time, I was able to catch a few new movies and programs. One of those movies was an indie flick I wrote about in a previous entry for this site. This mini review will be for the novel-to-film adaptation of the popular Young Adult book: The Perks Of Being A Wallflower.

The Premise: Charlie (played by Logan Lerman) is a shy and awkward freshman who has just started his first year of high school. After a few days of feeling isolated and alone, he meets two seniors, Sam and Patrick (Emma Watson and Ezra Miller respectively) who invite him into their group of friends. Love, friendship and new experiences - Charlie begins to open up and transform into a new confident person while dealing with his own personal demons from the past.

The Results: 2/5!
The Perks Of Being A Wallflower was more provocative and expressive than I had originally expected (I mean this in a good way). This may be due to the fact that I haven't read the book nor did I read the book before watching the movie. Film adaptations of popular books are a tricky subject because characters can express how they're feeling through their POV in the novel while in movies, the character needs to emote and present to the audience the thought. I liked the performances of the three main characters and the emotion they brought to the characters. However at times, the storyline confused me a bit and took a while to work through the direction of the plot. Overall, The Perks Of Being A Wallflower was a good movie. Will it survive the test of time? Maybe not. Though, I would absolutely watch it again and add it to my list of favourite movies.

About Justin Carreiro

Justin is a longtime TV buff and gamer. He loves chatting about shows, playing video and board games, and his not-so-secret love for reality tv. He is also a fan of horror movies, music and a bookworm at heart. He spends his time in Toronto working in PR and Social Media.

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