September 20

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

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The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)

PG-13 102 min - Drama, Romance - 20 September 2012

A coming-of-age story based on the best-selling novel by Stephen Chbosky, which follows 15-year-old freshman Charlie, an endearing and naive outsider who is taken under the wings of two seniors. A moving tale of love, loss, fear and hope - and the unforgettable friends that help us through life.

Director:  Stephen Chbosky
Stars:  Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Ezra Miller, Paul Rudd, Nina Dobrev, Mae Whitman, Erin Wilhelmi, Johnny Simmons, Kate Walsh, Joan Cusack, Melanie Lynskey, Dylan McDermott, Zane Holtz, Nicholas Braun, Julia Garner, Tom Savini, Adam Hagenbuch, Reece Thompson, Landon Pigg

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Storyline

A coming-of-age story based on the best-selling novel by Stephen Chbosky, which follows 15-year-old freshman Charlie, an endearing and naive outsider who is taken under the wings of two seniors. A moving tale of love, loss, fear and hope - and the unforgettable friends that help us through life.


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Genres: Drama, Romance

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Country:   United States of America
Language:  English
Release Date:  20 September 2012

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Company Credits

Production Companies:  Summit Entertainment, Mr. Mudd Production

Technical Specs

Runtime:  1 h 42 min

by Ginger

The Perks of being a Wallflower is a coming of age movie about an introverted freshman that was taken in by a bunch of older kids, who promise to teach him the ways of the world. The Perks of being a Wallflower is a movie about self-discovery at a tumultuous age. Charlie is a misfit who wants to be a writer. He makes friends in his new school, but the one’s he makes are misfits like him. He does not stand out in the crowd. All of his friends have low self-esteem, but they learn to value themselves for who they are. They discover their strengths and what they have to offer the world. In the end they accept themselves for just the way they are. In The Perks of being a Wallflower movie Charlie experiences his first love, the suicide of a friend and his own mental illness. The Perks of being a Wallflower movie tells it how it is in the real world of teenage follies. However, this family move review must warn you, this movie tells it like it really is for today’s teens. Read on and this Parental Guide to the movies will tell you more.

The Perks of being a Wallflower movie is based on the book, which focuses primarily on teen sexual relationships. However, the focus of the movie was toned down slightly to achieve the PG-13 rating. The movie uses derogatory homosexual references and the F-bomb in a few instances. Other instances of derogatory language appear throughout the movie. The book focuses more on sexual relationships, whereas the movie does the same only with teen smoking, drinking and drugs. The kids in this movie party hard. In one scene a kid is given marijuana as a Christmas gift. This movie also shows the use of more hardcore and dangerous drugs, such as LSD. Is this a good movie for your teens?

Aside from serving as a horrible role model that promotes bad behavior as the accepted norm and what is needed to “fit in”, The Perks of being a Wallflower movie has a very disturbing ending. The kids in the movie are not the norm, they are misfits. They all try to find their own ways to cope, but, as a parent, this is not the movie that I would want my teens to see. This family movie review thinks that they could do better in terms of family night at the movies. The themes in The Perks of being a Wallflower movie are very mature. The question that one must ask is, “Did this movie go too far, or does it tell it like it is?” What do you think?


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