Written October 22, 2014
Just saw this movie. All I can say is this movie is one of the best I've ever seen. Definitely going to see it again. It was completely awesome and all the actors/actresses did a rly rly good job!
Written September 21, 2014
When the book first came out, it was well above the average YA fiction out there. It's become de rigeur for outsider, misfit kids to pick up a copy, and I know when the film finally began production, many were worried that it would be a disappointment.
Pleased to say that, on the whole, it hit all the right notes. The passion, intensity, self-deprecating humor, sadness--it's all there. There were a few minor plot changes from the novel, but the author was so involved in making this movie that there was no way he was going to abandon his own characters and the principles behind his work.
Casting was excellent. The 6 or 7 main teen characters were all very convincing...adults a little more clueless than necessary, but fit the story's purpose. Music was a little anachronistic--would the kids who were so into The Smiths really not recognize David Bowie? Could ANYONE get that excited about "Come on, Eileen"?
If you HAVEN'T read the book, but consider yourself sensitive, then go.
Written October 21, 2012
The perks of being a wall flower is amazing. Ezra miller just keeps surprising me on how awesome he is every time I watch a film he's in.
Written September 29, 2012
An amazing movie, definitely worth seeing. It will blow your mind. The music is great and fits the scenes perfectly. Plus Emma Watson is in it and she looks great.
Written November 24, 2014
100 out of 100 Emotionally dazzling, beautiful, power, heart-breaking and often-funny with a mature tone to a story about a young freshman haunted by his past and living in the new world and becoming their own person. A winning film about the triumph of starting high school and again, the film earns to be in my favorite movie category.