Written June 30, 2016
One of the best movies I've seen in a long time and one to which everyone, no matter your age, will relate. Funny, sad, tragic and uplifting all in one movie. The book was excellent, yet the movie somehow makes this classic story more rounded out and real. The direction, the cinematography and the music set all the appropriate moods. The best thing though is the acting. Ezra Miller was great, Logan Lerman was heartwrenching as Charlie, and Emma Watson should silence any doubters about whether she can act beyond Potter with a wonderful, emotive portrayal of Sam. Logan and Emma were great together. Supporting cast was good as well. A must see.
Written May 28, 2016
It was engaging. Didn't want to leave to go to the bathroom. I cared about the characters. It was fun and emotional. A little unrealistic or overplayed at times, but it is fiction. Definitely worth a watch.
Written January 31, 2015
This movie was sad, and really funny at times. It was a lot sadder than I thought it was going to be, but overall it was fantastic. I laughed and nearly cried many times. Charlie's relationship with Sam was really touching, but the best part was probably seeing Patrick dressed up as Tim Curry's character from The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
Written October 07, 2015
"The Perks of Being a Wallflower" is a fun, sad, nostalgic film that recall to mind for this reviewer old high school adventures and relationships.
That sense of yearning is felt in the movie as well as the novel it is based on. What is great in the film adaptation is that you can actually hear the songs mentioned in the novel and see the visual descriptions which match well.
I'm glad that the author of the novel was able to write and direct the film because the adaptation is in the same voice and it works.
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!!!!