October 21, 2012
Perks of Being a Wallflower is an Emotional Ride!
Let me preface this review by saying I'm a 40-something adult and the mother of teenagers. That being said, I loved this movie. It was poignant, heart-breaking, funny, and sweet. I can't remember experiencing such an emotional ride in the movie theater in a long time. These kids are dealing with adult issues and somehow finding their way through the chaos of wounded pasts and uncertain futures. I loved it and I hated that I was a wreck when I left the movie theater. Yes, I cried. And I don't like crying in public. But I adored the movie. Unfortunately, because of the deep issues these kids deal with, I'm not quite comfortable letting my teenagers see this movie alone. Noticed I said comfortable. No, I wouldn't stop them if they wanted to see it. Although, I'm not sure they'll be interested. This might be more of a movie for girls of a certain age even though the main protagonist is a boy. I'm not sure. All in all, I loved the movie. The author is masterful. Now I need to read the book!
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