Opinion

Perks of Being a Wallflower DVD review

The Perks of Being a Wallflower stars Harry Potter's Emma Watson.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower stars Harry Potter's Emma Watson. John Bramley

Movie: The Perks of Being a Wallflower 

Reviewer: Joseph Akers 

Genre: Drama/romance

Production: Summit Entertainment 

Run time: 102 minutes

See it: On DVD

Verdict: A drama that can take you to dark places,

THIS film stars Logan Lerman (from Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief), Emma Watson (fresh from the Harry Potter series), Ezra Miller (who everybody has been talking about), Paul Rudd (from Role Models) and Joan Cusack.

The film's distributor is Summit Entertainment who must be desperate for a hit now that the Twilight franchise is over.

The film's script can be extremely dark. It goes from one dramatic scene to a romantic scene then it would go to a creepy flashback.

The movie can be extremely sad, and depressing for some. The film's script has a lot to work with, and it sometimes delivers.

The script is extremely uncomfortable at times, but it is pure gold.

The romance in this film feels so forced, I am yet to see a good romantic movie this year that isn't forced, or ehere it is even realistic.

Every actor did a great job. Logan Lerman played Charlie, whose character would have been the most complicated one in the film.

Ezra Miller plays another complicated character who's name is Patrick.

Miller does an exceptional job playing Patrick, as he has a secret... (as much as I want to spoil this movie, I can't).

Emma Watson is fresh from Harry Potter and she does a good job playing her character, Sam, but honestly, anybody could've played the character and it wouldn't have been any different.

Paul Rudd is in this film as Mr Anderson and Rudd and Lerman have great chemistry in particular scenes.

The directing is done by Steven Chbosky, who also wrote the script and novel.

He does an average job handling tough scenes, but overall leads the cast extremely well.

The film feels like a John Hughes film, at times humorous, but really explores the experience of high school.

The settings of the film feel so 80's/90's age, which is where the story is based.

Overall, I did enjoy The Perks of Being a Wallflower very much.

It explored some dramatic scenes, which don't all work out, and it takes you to the extremely dark places of a teenage boy.

 

Topics:  emma watson, joseph akers, movie reviews




Gayndah ANZ is shutting its doors

THE Gayndah ANZ branch will officially close on October 19.

Twins can celebrate milestone together

SPECIAL BOND: Dyllan Carley (left) and twin sister Ashleigh didn’t think they would get to celebrate their 21st birthday together after Dyllan was involved in a car accident.

Dyllan Carley is back on light duties with the Green Army.

Utes to rumble at the Heads

FAMILY FUN: Enthusiasts come to enjoy the day at the Get Your Ute Out event held at the Lighthouse Hotel.

Get your ute out at Burnett Heads

Latest deals and offers

#SaveMarinaJoyce: How ISIS theory took over youtube channel

One young Youtuber accidentally gave rise to a conspiracy theory

Talking whiskey with Jack Daniel’s master distiller

It all comes down to the distillery

SIXTY MILES AHEAD sign with Eclipse Records, prepare new album 'Insanity'

Sixty Miles Ahead sign with Eclipse. Photo Contributed

Sixty Miles Ahead to release new album on Eclipse

Thy Art Is Murder are killing it

See Thy Art is Murder on their killer tour happening right now. Photo Contributed

We talk with Thy Art is Murder about touring, babies, and new music

Date announced for Prince tribute concert

A Prince tribute concert will take place later this year

Matt Damon is taking a break from acting

Matt Damon is taking a break to spend time with his family

Queensland's $1 town goes under the hammer today

The township of Yelarbon is up for sale.

Unprecedented auction of town's business centre with no reserve

Is Elliott Heads the next Byron Bay?

Could Elliott Heads be the next Byron or Noosa?

Work starts on $15M Caloundra apartment building

Turning the first sod at the Aqua View Apartments site in Kings Beach are (from left) husband-and-wife developers Alex Yuan and Stella Sun with construction company Tomkins director Mike Tomkins and Councillor Tim Dwyer.

Developers excited about addition to Kings Beach skyline

72-year-old Coast developer set to start new project

GREEN LIGHT: The Cosmopolitan has been approved for development at Cotton Tree.

Meet the Canberran set to deliver another chapter for Coast suburb

Plans revealed for 1500-lot 'master-planned community'

Precinct will be bounded by Boundary St and Shoesmith Rd

Ecco Ripley sales run sparks prime release

MOVING IN: Sekisui House has announced the release of more residential blocks at Ecco Ripley.

Sekisui House is preparing to unveil more land at Ecco Ripley