Friday, 5 October 2012

Movies: The Perks Of Being A Wallflower : Review

I have literally just gotten back from the cinema, and decided the only fitting thing to do after seeing what may be one of the best movies of the year, was to write about it (without giving spoilers away of course!).
"The Perks of Being A Wallflower" is a seriously moving and emotive film, as I was going into it not having read the book, I wasn't sure what to expect. However I was pleasantly delighted, the acting - top notch, the script- amazing, just everything about this movie was so right.

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"The Perks Of Being A Wallflower" is a coming of age story based on the critically acclaimed novel by Stephen Chbosky, about Charlie, an introverted "wallflower" who learns to experience "dizzying highs and crushing lows of growing up", with the help of his vibrant and dynamic friends Sam and Patrick.
As a self confessed "wallflower" myself, I found the characters incredibly relateable, especially Charlie, to the point that I no longer felt myself in the cinema, but genuinely a part of the story and immersed in his life. This was thanks to Logan Lerman's acting talents, who plays the role flawlessly, and the wonderfully constructed story line and character development. Emma Watson and Ezra Miller are perfect for the roles of Sam and Patrick,and bring fun, liveliness and warmth, so much so that by the end of the film you will want to be their friends.

There were so many aspects of this story that will speak to the audience on so many levels, finding "first love", learning to grow into yourself as a person, overcoming past or present demons and the experience of coming of age.
"The Perks Of Being A Wallflower" is a sweet, charming, melancholy, witty film and one that I would recommend to anyone.

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