"The Perks of Being a Wallflower" invites us into a world of poignant self-discovery and genuine human connection, and at its heart, lies the transformative performances of Logan Lerman and Emma Watson. Lerman's portrayal is a revelation, capturing the essence of a quiet observer navigating the complexities of adolescence. His emotive depth draws us into the emotional landscape of the story, making his character's journey our own.
Emma Watson, stepping beyond her iconic role in the Harry Potter series, breathes new life into her character, infusing it with a refreshing authenticity. Her portrayal resonates with a sense of growth and individuality, allowing her to seamlessly transition from a magical world to the realities of teenage life. Watson's performance is a testament to her versatility as an actress, and her chemistry with Lerman adds an additional layer of depth to the narrative.
A classic coming of age movie. Among the five best ever made, it has a deep, emotional element that strikes at nostalgia and at the heart. It incorporates a good amount of relatable high school stereotypes while keeping iconic scenes and music, like come on Eileen. A great movie that will stick with you long after the viewing is over.
A solid if not standard coming-of-age story that's centered around teens with heavy past trauma. While there may not be much that's truly memorable about The Perks of Being a Wallflower, it does provide enough to keep you invested for a watch.
This movie was beautiful.
It brought tears to my eyes.
And if you know me,
this is very hard to do.
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The issue with "Perks" is that it represents the same tired argument that this generation (probably *my* generation) trots out with ever-increasing arrogance. The system is wrong; and these "free" individuals are fighting, striving against it to liberate the world from conformity and materialism. Never mind that all these kids live above-average white privileged lives, EXACTLY the kind of thing postmodernism would have targeted before complaining about how capitalism and the "Top 40" ruined music. And the victories at the end of the movie don't redeem its narcissistic pessimism and misunderstood, "coming of age" angst. It would be notable for its terribleness were it not so derivative dullness.