Written September 30, 2012
The perks was fantastic... I'm so glad it was directed by the author himself. It could have not been done better. I cried, laughed, and felt the characters pain. MUST GO SEE!!!!
Written March 27, 2017
It's a lot of movie to fit into an hour and 40 minutes so many of the things that made it such a fascinating read had to be left out. Those who know and love the book will be delighted to see the characters come to life. Perks newbies will be left hanging on multiple points as not much of the inner-monologue makes it to the screen. Regardless, there are some fine performances put out by the three leads who saved it from being a teen giggle-fest.
Written July 23, 2016
I don't often find movies that I would consider watching a second time, but this one qualifies.
I really liked the development of the characters throughout the movie, and the themes dealing with starting high school, high school relationships, and messed up parents/relatives are easily relatable to real life.
I took my 12 year old to see it, but he is a pretty sophisticated and mature movie-goer, and I wouldn't recommend this movie for anyone under the age of 16 due to the mature themes and drug use in the movie.
Written February 13, 2016
100 out of 100 A cheerful, tearful, joyful, heart-breaking, powerful teen drama that everyone could relate to. This is an emotionally beautiful film that honors the source material in fantastic fashion.
Written March 28, 2017
This was a great coming of age movie for high school misfits; the not really seen but always in the outside looking in. The subject matter is very dark and somewhat disturbing. But overall, the movie presented the subject matter in a realistic manner and over all the movie was enjoyable.