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The Perks of Being A Wallflower

The Perks of Being A Wallflower

DVD - 2013
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A high school freshman, always watching from the sidelines, is taken under the wings of two seniors who welcome him to the real world.
Publisher: Santa Monica , Calif. : Summit Entertainment, 2013
Branch Call Number: DVD PERKS O
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (103 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Language Note: In English or dubbed Spanish with optional English or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned

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Barrie_Teen_Lists Mar 24, 2021

When Charlie (Logan Lerman) begins at a new school he is very socially awkward. He’s very quiet and keeps to himself. He tries to become more involved and ends up meeting two new friends, Patrick (Ezra Miller) and his stepsister Sam (Emma Watson), and a teacher who sparks up a new interest in writing. Throughout his time in high school he learns of the joys of love, music, and friendship and begins to follow through with his passion for writing.

Charlie forces himself to participate to prevent himself from falling back into his previous state of depression. His new friends include him in everything they do and introduce him to many new things. He feels like with them he can finally feel good about himself and enjoy his time at high school but when his new friends begin to prepare and leave for college the possibility of falling back into his previous mental state arises and threatens to destroy the confidence that he had only just recently built.

The movie deals with mature themes such as underage drinking, drugs, and mental health. The movie follows a large group of teenagers, not only just Charlie, most of whom experiment at parties with drinking and drugs. The major issue dealt with in this movie is mental health. Charlie struggles with extreme mental health problems and addresses these problems many times throughout the movie. His confidence is shattered time and time again as these problems repeatedly arise in his life. Due to the seriousness of the movie I believe that this movie is appropriate for an audience of 14+.

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iloveseaotters
Aug 30, 2020

I'd never seen this before and maybe I should have read the book beforehand, but a lot of the story was lost on me. I did like Paul Rudd in the role of the English teacher and it was nice to see some familiar faces.

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Ace4aDay
Aug 29, 2020

Being an 80s kid, this movie and the soundtrack brought back a lot of memories and feelings from the high school days. Everything from new friends, first love, first breakups, that one teacher that really helped propel you towards your future, getting stoned for the first time....it's all here. Did I mention the soundtrack?

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mJJLnk7
Apr 24, 2020

Amazing beyond words. And this this one dude's take on school shootings. He's in the live-action Justice League movie. As The Flash, man. Necessary humor.

LPL_WilliamO Mar 11, 2020

A great adaptation of Chbosky's novel, with a perfect soundtrack.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Apr 13, 2019

Perks of being a wallflower is a wonderful coming of age story that does not shy away from the darker tones of high school. It is one of my absolute favorite movies for its story, characters, and emotion. You build attachments to these characters and you see them grow, you know their past, present, and even though they are fictional, you hope for a good future. With a brilliant soundtrack the moments are captured perfectly, and you are constantly on the edge of your seat just to see what happens next. The conflicts are realistic and are resolved reasonably. Overall, Perks of Being a Wallflower is an absolute modern classic and a great recommendation if you are in the mood to feel something 5/5
@Rook of the Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board

The 2012 movie, "Perks of Being a Wallflower" is thought of as one of the more memorable and best examples of a well executed coming of age movie. With the amount of hype around this film, I had my own high expectations and definitely was not disappointed. It had a very well known cast, with actors such as Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Ezra Miller, Paul Rudd and many others alongside each other in main roles. The movie is very realistic to the realities of abuse in its subtlety that it's so moving. I also thought the way the letters were presented to the film fulfilled a purpose and was well executed. I would highly recommend watching this movie at least once in your lifetime. 4 Stars
@Ruby_Tuesday of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

This movie was a great drama movie which also involved a little teen romance. Although everyone is used to seeing Emma Watson as “Hermione” in the Harry Potter movies, she is a little different in this movie, and by that, I mean, she is a very caring and lovable person. This movie portrayed many problems that teenagers have to face such as finding friends and love in high school. I personally really liked the movie and I also had a “surprising moment” for me at the end. All of the characters did a tremendous job portraying their part of the role and even though, they were pretty young, they made it seem like they were pretty experienced. I rate this movie 4.5 out of 5.
@BirdieBooks of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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kmobuckeye
Feb 21, 2019

Loved the actors and it was true to the book, but for some reason bringing the characters to real life made them feel very fake.

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ryner
Jul 31, 2018

A charming coming-of-age film, and a fine job by the actors. I enjoyed it equally as well as the book.

LoganLib_CC Feb 21, 2017

The only movie I would watch more than once!

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JOSEPH SARDO
Nov 07, 2016

For a movie that I was for some reason expecting to be a bit edgy and hip, it was pretty cliche and conventional. Still an okay movie

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May 22, 2013

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Georgia_Cary
Aug 11, 2013

"What do you want to eat?"
-Sam

"A milkshake."
-Charlie

SweetTreatsz125 Jul 22, 2013

We're infinite....." -Charlie

Blue_Duck_53 Apr 09, 2013

"you see things you understand them. your a wallflower"
-patrick

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salsabrarian
Mar 15, 2013

Charlie: Dad, can I have thirty dollars?

Dad: Twenty dollars? What do you need ten dollars for?

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