The Perks of Being a Wallflower

{5/5} “Do you think if people knew how crazy you really were no one would ever talk to you?”

Charlie’s aunt was killed in an accident and his best friend committed suicide a few months ago. Now he’s starting high school — most of the kids either ignore him or treat him badly. He makes two friends, though — Patrick, an older student from his shop class, and Sam, Patrick’s stepsister. They take him to a party, where the kids call themselves wallflowers, and to Rocky Horror. Charlie likes Sam, but will he be able to tell her?

The Perks of Being a Wallflower was released in 2012.

It’s about growing up, friendship, love, and getting help when you need it.

The three leads are all fabulous — watching Emma Watson, you won’t be thinking about Hermione Granger once.

Wisdom from Charlie’s English teacher: “We accept the love we think we deserve.”

This is an amazing movie — even if you don’t usually watch “this type of movie,” I encourage you to seek it out.

The soundtrack is filled with pop songs.

Emma Watson (Harry Potter) plays Sam. Logan Lerman (Percy Jackson) plays Charlie and Ezra Miller (We Need to Talk About Kevin) plays Patrick.

Mae Whitman (the TV show Arrested Development) plays Mary Elizabeth. Paul Rudd (Monsters vs Aliens) plays Charlie’s English teacher and Dylan McDermott (In the Line of Fire) plays Charlie’s dad.

The movie was directed by Stephen Chbosky (creator of the TV show Jericho). Chbosky also wrote the book that the movie is based on.

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