“The Perks of Being a Wallflower” Movie Review
Teenage drinking, drugging, and then driving makes me cringe. Arrrghh….
Beyond that, “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” is an excellent high school coming of age movie.
Coming off a traumatic time both in middle school and personally) Charlie (played by Logan Lerman) starts high school alone. He spends most days eating by himself until in a Freshman shop class, he meets the outgoing, funny, and friendly, Senior, Patrick (Ezra Miller). He also meets Patrick’s step-sister, Sam (played by personal favorite, Emma Watson) and now, for the first time has friends he can hang with, talk to, and fall in love with.
But trouble is not far from the surface. Charlie, while being very intelligent, has a dark secret that keeps bubbling to the surface of his mind threatening to overwhelm him.
High School is not easy. The kids are mean to those who (either by choice or not) are on the fringes of popularity. To see what happens, watch the movie. It is excellent.
I do not remember any f-words, but, there are sexual situations and drinking and drug use. Teens would love it. I wanted to watch this movie simply because of Emma Watson (who is excellent), but, the stars of the movie are definitely Logan Lerman and Ezra Miller who were both superb.
Drive Safe! Never Forget.