Movie: The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Reviewer: Joseph Akers
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.