Reviews and Problems with The Perks Of Being A Wallflower
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The Perks of Being a Wallflower
13 February 2013
Excerpt: Having just celebrated my 40th birthday, I can safely say that it’s been over two decades since I’ve been a teenager (and even then I was still 20 years old). So movies like The Perks of Being a Wallflower aren’t exactly my cup of tea…unless they’re done right.
Conclusion: 'The Perks of Being a Wallflower' is one of the most underrated films of 2012. It's an honest and genuine contemporary coming-of-age story that's fit for audiences both old and young. The story and themes are especially relative for the youth of today.
Conclusion: My hunch is if you're under 30 (and even better, close to 20), you're probably going to love The Perks of Being a Wallflower , warts and all. Those of us who have crossed the dreaded threshold into middle age will probably be less inclined to overlook the film's flaws.
Excerpt: The intense and sometimes terrifying emotions of adolescence, so easily forgotten by adults, are revived, with thoughtfulness and deep affection in The Perks of Being A Wallflower , in which writer and director Stephen Chbosky adapts his own hit young adult novel.
Excerpt: The trouble with critiquing the film adaptation of a beloved novel is that, invariably, some wisenheimer has to pipe up and tell you that whatever issue you've taken with the film--a plot point, a characterization, what have you--was present in the book, and was thus absolutely necessary, which...
Excerpt: Adapted by novelist turned film-and-TV writer turned director Stephen Chbosky from his own YA hit, The Perks Of Being A Wallflower harkens back to that long-ago era when 1600 was a top SAT score, and a choice token of affection was a carefully crafted mixtape.
Summary: A formula-hugging coming-of-age soaper whose fringe benefits include memorable perfs from its trio of young talents -- chiefly Emma Watson breaking type as a reformed bad girl -- and classy cameos from its older set.