Sunday, July 20, 2014

Movie Review: The Perks of Being a Wallflower

After Bling Ring, I started looking for other movies Emma Watson was in and thought of checking this out. When this movie first came out in 2012, I thought this was going to be some highly complex independent movie that I will not enjoy. All that thought changed after I decided to watch this a few days ago.

The movie tells the story of Charlie (Logan Lerman) going through the ups and downs of going to high school especially being someone who is sort of an introvert, I would say. Over the course of the movie, Charlie meets 2 seniors, Patrick (Ezra Miller) and Sam (Emma Watson), who introduces him into a world of acceptance. Through the movie, we find out more about Charlie and what has happened in his past as well as how he copes with it.

I can so relate to Charlie's character, being an introvert myself. I write more on my blog than I talk to people. This made me love the movie as it was in a way close to my heart. High school was never easy for Charlie but having friends who didn't care who he was made it much more bearable. Sam and Patrick seem such good friends to hang out with. When you learn more about Charlie, you start to empathize what he's going through. I do wonder about what happened with his best friend that was revealed at the start of the movie.

"You could write about us"

"I didn't think anyone notice me"

Logan Lerman was great in his character. His performance reminded me of his Bobby character from the Jack & Bobby series. He pulls the shy and awkward character very convincingly compared to his confident performance in the Percy Jackson series. Ezra Miller and Emma Watson's performances are on par as well. Their characters are likeable and you just want to make friends with them. The other characters blend well as well.
"C+! Ladies and gentlemen, I am below average!"

Sam: "Why do I and everyone I love pick people who treat us like we're nothing?"
Charlie: "We accept the love we think we deserve"

I love this movie in all aspect. It's the kind of drama I could take easily and not have to delve in too much to understand the emotion of the characters. Now I want to read the book (If they have it on Audible)!