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 June 03, 2015
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 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 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 October 11, 2012
I must say I was really impressed. I loved the book and was excited for the movie but also worried it wouldn’t hold up to the book as is the case with most movies. But I think all in all they stayed true to the book. Emma Watson, Ezra Miller, and Logan Lerman were captivating. They all captured their characters completely. Overall is was a very moving film that I would recommend to everyone.