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One Minute Movie Review: ‘The Perks of Being a Wallflower’

"The Perks of Being a Wallflower" is an exhilirating movie adaptation of the best-selling 'coming-of-age' novel by Stephen Chbosky, fueled by terrific performances of the main cast.

THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER

Main Cast: Emma Watson, Ezra Miller, Logan Lerman
Supporting Cast: Dylan McDermott, Johnny Simmons, Kate Walsh, Patrick de Ledebur
Director: Stephen Chbosky
Genre: Drama, Romance
Released by: Summit Entertainment
MTRCB Rating: R-13

Movie Info: Based on the best-selling novel by Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a modern classic that captures the dizzying highs and crushing lows of growing up. Starring Logan Lerman, Emma Watson and Ezra Miller, The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a moving tale of love, loss, fear and hope-and the unforgettable friends that help us through life. –Summit Entertainment

The Positive: Stephen Chbosky, the author of the best-selling novel, is also the one who wrote the script and directed the film adaptation. This is the reason why the film is more striking and captivating than the novel because Chbosky knew what was important to keep and what was unnecessary.

Logan Lerman is brilliant on his portrayal of Charlie, the hurting 15-year-old who doesn’t have much of a social circle in school until he meets the step-siblings Patrick (Ezra Miller) and Sam (Emma Watson) who don’t quite belong, either. Miller is quite a revelation while Watson shows that she can stand on her own after “Harry Potter.” These three are the strength of the movie.

Dark, passionately written, honest, and engaging, “Perks” is one of the year’s best films so far and probably one of the best coming-of-age movies of all time.

The Negative: It could have been exceptional if the main characters are well defined in the first 20 minutes of the film.

Memorable Line: “We accept the love we think we deserve.”

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STARMOMETER SCORE: 9/10

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