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The Perks of Being a Wallflower

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VenusStarr · 23/10/2012 21:09

Has anyone seen this? I watched it on Sunday evening and I loved it! I wasn't sure what to expect and thought it would be a quirky comedy, but it was a lot more than that. I keep thinking about it. The overall feel was lovely with a great soundtrack. there was an underlying disturbing storyline that was implied rather than shown but I feel it was demonstrated sensitively.

Would highly recommend and would like to hear others comments :)

Ps: Emma Watson has lost the Hermoine stereotype, I thought she was great and the lead actor Logan Lerman was brilliant

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Rutherford · 24/10/2012 15:13

Venus I loved it too Grin I went a few weeks ago with my DF and was worried he wouldn't enjoy it. Like you I expected a quirky 'teen' coming of age type film but definitely much more than that. DF and I both really enjoyed it and shed a few sneaky tears.
I agree the underlying storyline was dealt with very well, I didn't guess the twist until quite late. Was very moved by the friendship that developed between the three leads. It was luffly - I left the cinema feeling good for once!
Logan Lerman and Ezra Miller were fantastic, as was Emma Watson. Am watching her post-Hermione career with interest.
What was the general feeling in your cinema? Mine was empty apart from DF and I, so felt like dragging a few people off the street to tell them what they were missing!
Have been lurking around movie thread for a while to see if Perks was mentioned so am also interested to hear any other thoughts. goes to download the book in the meantime [hsmile]

VenusStarr · 24/10/2012 17:23

Thanks for replying. It's good to hear that you enjoyed it as much as I did :)

There were only about 10 of us in the cinema and literally about 10 minutes before the end (around the time when the twist becomes clear) one couple left! Really bizarre as like we said it was handled very sensitively and was implied rather than explicit. The cinema was generally quiet, only me and my friend seemed to have any reaction! We also shed a couple of silent tears :(

I thought the 3 leads were fantastic. It is the first film in a long time that has stayed with me, I'm even considering going to watch it again I loved it so much and I will definitely buy on DVD (I never buy DVDs!!)

I did not know it was a book! Am off to amazon :)

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bigTillyMint · 28/10/2012 11:16

I took DH and the DC (11 and 13) to see it and we all loved it. Made us laugh and (some of us) cry.
There were quite a few in the cinema, including a large group of young teens.

Alonglongway · 28/10/2012 21:55

Oh yes - loved it and DD1 and I both cried - she even went back on her own a few days later - has never done that before

Alameda · 28/10/2012 22:00

After I read the book I felt I would never be happy again, am scared to watch the film in case it is even more sad.

VenusStarr · 29/10/2012 20:16

My book arrived today :) can't wait to start it. Alameda although the film is sad in parts I got a sense of hope at the end of the film :)

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MsAmerica · 24/11/2012 21:31

I must be very jaded, as I wasn't for a moment tempted to cry at any point. Sweet film, nicely done. Lucky for Emma Watson that she's grown up to be so pretty!
Was no one else bothered by the totally unlikely premise that a new freshman's only friends would be seniors?

Londonista1975 · 24/11/2012 21:37

Beautifully done film which made me cry a few times. Nicely acted by everyone and I appreciated that it wasn't afraid to go really dark.

Favourite part was when was Charlie gifted the typewriter.

A very powerful, thoughtful film that I highly recommend.

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