Review: “THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER”
So instead of expressing my review in the normal way, I’m going to do it in the Charlie-esque manner.
Here it goes!
September 28, 2012
I am writing this review to you because I once overheard her tell her friends in the hallways that you listen and you understand, and you don’t sleep with the girls at the party even though you could’ve. I just want to know that people like you still exist.
Today, I watched my most-anticipated movie for two (maybe three) months titled “The Perks of Being a Wallflower”. This movie is based on the critically acclaimed novel with the same title written by Stephen Chbosky.
The movie focuses on the life of high school freshman and introvert Charlie (Logan Lerman) who is trying to cope up with school life after the death of his best friend Michael.
Charlie finds high school “bull shit” but as the days turned to weeks, and as the weeks turned to months, he finds his Advanced English teacher Bill Anderson (Paul Rudd) as one of the few persons whom he can count on alongside his newly found best friends Patrick a.k.a. “Nothing” (Ezra Miller) and Sam (Emma Watson) who are step siblings. I don’t even know if there’s a term such as ‘step siblings’ or if it is even appropriately used here, please do forgive me.
Charlie develops a crush on Sam and he tells his older brother Chris (Zane Holtz) about it. But little do they know, Charlie is being hunted by a past that his subconscious might have hidden for a long time. He sees things that are from the past which torments him to the point that he would collapse, and it is getting worse by the day. His condition worsens after all of his best friends graduates from high school leaving him all alone.
He then calls his sister Candice (Nina Dobrev) and tells her about their dark past.
Charlie is admitted to a hospital where his parents (Dylan McDermott and Kate Walsh) discovered the truth about Charlie’s relationship with his ‘most favorite person in the world’.
I can say that Stephen Chbosky proved me right. This adaptation is one hell of a movie (maybe because Chbosky himself directed it) as it focused more on Charlie and not on other stuff like wild parties, family reunions, graduation blues, pot sessions, sex, abortion, and other things that were on the book.
I think they could not have found a better actor to play the role of Charlie because I think Logan was molded for the role. I think he was born to play Charlie.
Emma Watson broke out from the Harry Potter-Hermione Granger realm and made a new name for herself as she portrayed the role of Sam. She proved that Emma Watson is not just for witchcraft.
I commend all the other actors (especially Nina Dobrev and Ezra Miller) for not disappointing me because in my opinion, they really gave the book justice.
I suggest you read the novel first before you watch the movie, or watch the movie then read the book. I don’t care because both are great anyway.
All in all I suggest that you go watch it.
I’ll give it two thumbs up, 10 out of 10, 100% and whatever numbers that may help describe the word “perfect”
I just hope that you get to enjoy the book and the movie as much as I do because I wanna watch it and read it all over again.