160. The Perks Of Being A Wallflower (2012)

8.5 Powerful
  • Acting 8.6
  • Directing 8.3
  • Story 8.7
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Starring: Emma Watson, Logan Lerman, Ezra Miller

Director: Stephen Chbosky

Running Time: 102 mins

The Perks Of Being A Wallflower is an American film about a boy, who upon joining his new school, is taken in by two older pupils, and they bond well throughout his first year, learning lots about one another’s lives.

Right, before I start, I know of the divide on the topic of this film. Half the people in the world think it’s complete pants, and the rest of the people think it’s fantastic. I can immediately see why this film would be annoying to some people. It is unbelievably cheesy, especially in the main character’s writings, and above all, it has a bizarre storyline

However, I found that the story was fantastically intriguing. It managed to do something that the majority of other teenage romances don’t, which was to create another layer for both the characters and the storyline, so if you couldn’t bare the cheese, you could find solace in a fascinating subtext.

I agree that the first 10 minutes or so are very cheesy and clichéd, however if you struggle through that, the remainder of the film is fantastic. I managed to become intrigued enough to really delve deep into the story and figure out some of the more subtle messages being put across, which were actually very interesting.

Overall, then, I’ll give this 8.5, because it was actually a very interesting and dramatic film that was very very enjoyable to watch nearly all the way throughout.


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