Written October 08, 2012
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 August 30, 2014
great movie. so many layers. not appropriate for younger teens but great larger messages. so well done. one of my favorite movies ever. going to read the book now.
Written October 20, 2012
I didn't read the book so went in knowing very little about the movie. I thought it was going to be a light humorous take on teenage life. Wow, was I wrong! This movie was excellent unlike any other teenage genre flick. I left the theater thinking about Charlie and his friends and what a strength Charlie's character had to persevere after suffering through several tragedies. To go on his own to events where he could have stayed home in the safety of his family. I am a parent and feel that every teenager,parent should go see this film. A lot of teenagers nowadays are dealing with lots of issues and we all need to remember to give them some slack. I cried, laughed and felt so many emotions during this film (bring tissue). I am going to go get the book now and read it! Go see this movie! The actors,screenplay and directing were Oscar worthy! Absolutely loved this film! This is one to add to the dvd library once it comes out for sale!
Written October 22, 2012
This is always a tough one for me. I read The Perks of Being a Wallflower and had high expectations for the movie. This movie was artfully done - not like the American Pie series. It was tasteful when it came to tough subjects like alcohol and drugs while still getting the point across. I was not thrilled wiht some of the scenes left out from the book. I know they only have so much time on screen, but I thought some of the scenes were relative to the story. Someone that did not read the book may not have the background needed to understand some issues.
Overall, a great movie!
Written October 03, 2012
Fantastic movie about teenagers during the school year. It shows how difficult it can be to be different and to try to make friends. The main character has a heartbreaking story and he finds help from his new friends.
The soundtrack is great and Paul Rudd has an uncredited role as a teacher we all wish we had.
Good for all ages over 10 or so.