Directed by Stephen Chbosky
Starring
  • Logan Lerman
  • Emma Watson
  • Ezra Miller
  • Paul Rudd
Screenplay by Stephen Chbosky
Genre Drama, Romance
Certificate

12

UK Release Date 3rd October 2012

Summary

It hasn’t been the best few years for socially awkward teen Charlie (Lerman). Things start to get better when he meets two charismatic students, Sam (Watson) and her stepbrother Patrick (Miller). But when his new friends leave for college his old feelings come back.

Is The Plot Interesting?

The plot is interesting but I think the cast make it more interesting than it is. If it hadn’t been cast as good as it was, the plot and the movie would have suffered as a result. It was cast brilliantly though so it doesn’t suffer at all.

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Is The Acting Good?

Ezra Miller steals the show as Patrick; he’s so funny and charming. Emma Watson also does a great job in The Perks Of Being A Wallflower, her first role post-Potter. Let’s not forget Logan Lerman either because he was perfect as Charlie.

Is The Directing Good?

Stephen Chbosky wrote the book, which I read after seeing the movie, and has decided to direct and write the screenplay for the movie adaptation. I can’t imagine anyone doing a better job at it than he does.

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Is The Cinematography Good?

The cinematography doesn’t really stand out. None of the shots or angles struck me as being impressive or interesting. If you’re looking for a movie with amazing cinematography, this isn’t it.

Is It Worth Watching?

The Perks Of Being A Wallflower is definitely worth a watch. It’s a lot funnier than I expected and a lot more emotional than I had anticipated. I love it and can watch it over and over again.

5/5

We accept the love we think we deserve.

– Paul Rudd as Mr Anderson