‘The Perks Of Being A Wallflower’ – Review

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The Perks of Being a Wallflower was released in February 2013. It stars Emma Watson, Logan Lerman and Ezra Miller and  was immediately a box office sensation.

Stephen Chbosky (the original writer) came up with a great plot. Charlie (Logan Lerman) is starting freshman year at high school and is the odd one out, the nerd, the geek. He feels isolated and alone. He misses his Aunt who suffered a life of abuse and died in a car accident when Charlie was young. His sister, Candice, is being abused by her boyfriend. Charlie becomes friends with Sam (Emma Watson) and her brother, Patrick (Ezra Miller). They allow him to explore his inner self, and come out of his shell. Whilst the plot isn’t unique the film is very enjoyable and engaging.

I haven’t seen a Logan Lerman film before but I can definitely say this won’t be the last one I watch! His acting skills are exceptional. He really was very good. Ezra Miller was also impressive especially in the fight scene and Emma Watson deserves a special note as she was awesome as always.

Soundtrack: I can’t stress how much I love the soundtrack! For someone with such of an old time music taste as me the soundtrack was audio heaven. The score was composed by Michael Brook  and featured as the main song is ‘Heroes’ by ‘David Bowie’. For me that says it all.  Other songs used included ‘Asleep’ by ‘The Smiths’.

Not particularly a massive factor for this film. I mean with Avatar, the visual effects were one of the main parts that contributed to the wow factor; however with this movie it doesn’t really have that effect. Don’t get me wrong though, the visual quality is great.  With a budget of $13 million, they can afford the best cameras out there!

To conclude, this is a fabulous film that I would definitely recommend. As BLISS MAGAZINE said, it is possibly ‘The best film of the year’! Well, almost. I give it 4 stars out of 5.

Ellen Young

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