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“The Perks of Being a Wallflower” Review

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The long-awaited movie The Perks of Being a Wallflower, based on the bestselling young adult novel by Stephen Chbosky, has fans and reviewers raving.  With some of the generation’s greatest teen actors like Logan Lerman from Percy Jackson and Hoot, Emma Watson from the Harry Potter series, and Ezra Miller from We Need to Talk About Kevin, people were restlessly waiting for the movie’s release.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a coming-of-age comedy/drama about an innocent but troubled teen named Charlie (played by Lerman).  Charlie, after years of being socially awkward and lonely, steps out of the shadows  during his freshman year and meets the beautiful and bold Sam (Watson) and her cool stepbrother Patrick (Miller). They introduce Charlie to an exciting new world filled with romance, freedom, and friendship.  The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a feel-good teen film about being yourself with the support of your friends, and living for adventure.  It combines old stories of high school life and falling in love with intensity and drama; it’ll make you laugh out loud but also bring tears to your eyes.

This reviewer can’t think of any negatives because she loved this movie.  If you’re one of those readers who hates when a film strays from its novel, don’t hesitate with this one: the author was both the producer and director. For this author, The Perks of Being A Wallflower gets five out of five stars as it’s a movie that will stay in your mind for days after you’ve seen it.