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



St Luke's welcomes new leader

SCHOOL'S IN: St Luke's Anglican School's new principal Craig Merritt is looking forward to making connections in the community.

Craig Merritt takes the lead as the new principal

PHOTOS: Have a look inside revamped Alloway club

AT THE VENUE: Eden Wickens and Steffanie Marschke.

If a change is as good as a holiday, then have one in Alloway

Irukandji symptoms and what you need to do if stung

FIRST AID: Irukandji - Irrigate sting with vinegar for up to 30 seconds, call an ambulance.

Irukandji affects people differently.

Local Partners

Nurse says Blue Care 'don't care about staff' at Millbank

MILLBANK Village staff members remain angry, are distressed and feel deceived over Blue Care's decision to downsize the aged care facility.”


Celebrations to deliver flavours of China

YEAR OF THE ROOSTER: Councillor Judy Peters, Dylan Carter as Buddha), Tina Yuanyuan, Lilly Matthews and the PCYC Blazers dragons are gearing up for Chinese New Year.

Tea ceremony and old favourites at annual event

What's happening in Bundy today?

Things to do in Bundaberg today.

A list of five things happening around the region today.

50 Shades actress on why she hates the film

Dornan and Johnson’s frequent sex scenes were ‘awkward’ to film. Picture: SuppliedSource:Supplied

Jamie Dornan doesn’t blame you for hating 50 Shades

Chris Hemsworth’s X-rated compliment to former co-star

Australian actor Chris Hemsworth poses on the red carpet for the European premiere of the film 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' in London on April 21, 2015.

THOR star once paid former Home and Away actress a lewd compliment.

'I can't keep my mouth shut any longer'

Singer George Michael.

George Michael’s cousin blasts singer’s boyfriend Fadi Fawaz.

Fresh faces: NCIS gets a shake up with new cast members

The new cast of NCIS, from left, Rocky Carroll, Pauley Perrette, Sean Murray, David McCallum, Brian Dietzen, Wilmer Valderrama, Emily Wickersham, Mark Harmon, Duane Henry and Jennifer Esposito.

THREE new characters join naval drama for season 14.

First the Onesie, now an Xbox One S inflatable controller

Fancy an inflatable Xbox One S controller?

Inflatable controller 'perfect sidekick' for Australia Day party

Sarah Harris: Here’s what Amber Sherlock should’ve done

Studio 10 and Shark Tank presenter Sarah Harris.

STUDIO 10 host says Sherlock could’ve avoided the subsequent uproar.

Historical home leaves family's hands after 75 years

SALE CONFIRMED: The Gympie Regional   Realty team which sold the Ramsey property are (back) Mel Gastigar, Dorothy Palmer and Margaret Cochrane, with (front) home seller Terri-Jayne Ramsey.

Ramsey family played a huge role in Gympie's growth.

What a year 2016 proved to be

Entrance Island, Birtinya

Get the inside info from the agents themselves

REVEALED: What Coast wants in an international airport

Sunshine Coast business people share their views on what's needed

Time for a cool change

43 Eckersley Ave, Buderim.

Family home goes to the auction floor

Designer home set in lush tropical gardens

This home has it all and more

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!