Author Stephen Chbosky adapts his own best-selling novel about a withdrawn teen who attempts to remain hopeful for the future while dreading every day of the present. Emma Watson, Ezra Miller, and Logan Lerman star.~Jason Buchanan
Audio Commentary With Writer/Director Stephen Chbosky
Cast And Director's Commentary Including Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Ezra Miller And More
"Best Summer Ever" Featurette
Deleted Scenes With Optional Commentary With Stephen Chbosky
Mae WhitmanMary Elizabeth
Paul RuddMr. Anderson
Reece Daniel ThompsonCraig
Joan CusackDr. Burton
Melanie LynskeyAunt Helen
Tom SaviniMr. Callahan
Leo Miles Farmerie7-Year-Old Charlie
Isabel Muschweck9?-Year-Old Candace
Nicholas BraunPonytail Derek
Jordan PaleyRocky MC
Patrick De LedeburSenior Bully
Emily CallawayMean Freshman Girl
Tom KruszewskiNose Tackle
Chelsea ZhangShakespeare Girl
Jesse ScheirerFreshman Boy
Justine SchaeferTwin Girl
Julie SchaeferTwin Girl
Timothy J. BreslinPoliceman
Mark McClain WilsonEmergency Room Policeman
Atticus CainEmergency Room Doctor
Stacy ChboskyYoung Mom
Laurie KlatscherSchool Principal
Jennifer EnskatSam's Mom
William L. ThomasSam's Dad
Morgan WolkCandace's Friend
Stephen ChboskyBook Author
Alexandra PatsavasMusical Direction/Supervision
Michael BrookComposer (Music Score)
Mary Jo MarkeyEditor
Inbal WeinbergProduction Designer
Gregory A. WeimerskirchArt Director
James PowersExecutive Producer
Stephen ChboskyExecutive Producer
David C. RobinsonCostume Designer
Diane CollinsCostumes Supervisor
Evelyne NorazDepartment Head Makeup
James PowersUnit Production Manager
Joe BarnettRe-Recording Mixer
Marshall GarlingtonRe-Recording Mixer
Natalie AngelProduction Coordinator
Perry RobertsonSupervising Sound Editor
Richard DwanSound Editor
Robert FrazenAdditional Editing
Steve DellersonVisual Effects Executive Producer
Trevor MetzSound Editor
Yana GorskayaAdditional Editing
Coming-of-Age,Message Movie,Teen Movie
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Year of Release
DVD, Includes Digital Copy
Dolby Digital w/ sub-woofer channel
Enhanced Widescreen for 16x9 TV
The Perks of Being a Wallflower [Includes Digital Copy] [DVD] 
I can't say enough good things about this film. I love the way it's so true-to-life and how it uses music as a tool for expression. It's a dark film that shows everyone can move past, well their past and prosper.
The Perks Of Being A Wallflower is a truly moving story about Charlie, a freshman in high school, who is by no means popular. He is very shy, but that all comes down to a mental issue that occurred because of something that happened when he was younger, which you will get the gist of later on in the book. The author, Stephen Chbosky, has plotted this story very well. It isn't your average book set up - Charlie writes letters to an anonymous reader known as 'Friend'. Charlie tells this person everything he does and feels, who he meets and loves. Charlie meets two outgoing outsiders that are much cooler than him, but they accept him and he finally feels included. Patrick, a gay, happy and outgoing teen, and Sam, a beautiful young woman, introduce Charlie to a new world filled with sex, drugs and The Rocky Horror Picture Show. They also show Charlie the power of music and Charlie becomes more and more music savvy. He particularly likes The Smiths and the song ‘Asleep’. Charlie goes on a rollercoaster ride full of emotions, and learns that he has the greatest friends he could wish for. If you read this story you will laugh, cry and keep reading on. It is not to be missed. Charlie will show you that high school can be enjoyed if you have the right friends and becoming a teenager isn't as scary as you think, even though it seems that way. Although, I could not relate to any of the characters in the book, it was interesting to learn about what other people might be going through. This book really opened my eyes, and made me realize that people might seem fine on the outside, but there are often bigger things going on in their lives. Charlie's story touched me, because I feel like many authors don't like to talk about the things that Charlie went through as a kid. It was a refreshingly new way of writing. I would most definitely recommend this book to a friend because I think that everyone would enjoy reading this book. If I could change something about this book, I wouldn’t change anything. Although some parts were sad, I think that the book wouldn't be half as good if anything was changed in it. All in all, The Perks of Being a Wallflower is an easy and fun read, and I highly recommend picking it up.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review
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There are many days when I miss Pittsburgh, and this movie eases some of that longing. Pittsburgh's balancing act of working class grunge and corporate chic, soot-covered stone and health care gleam, always amazed me in my time there. This coming of age story reflects some of the difficulties of such balance.
I've worked with teens for decades, watching them tiptoe around an unbalanced world while trying to balance themselves. I really enjoyed watching the teens in this story do much the same as the ones I've worked with. Their confidence ebbs and flows like the real thing; safety to be themselves always an external choice away from being withdrawn. The rituals and inside jokes and other acts of belonging felt real to me (they might not to others; this group shared many of things my group of 25 years ago did). And for once it was nice to see a teen boy who did not define himself or his world in the search to get laid.
Perhaps my favorite part of the movie is each time the heroes come through the tunnel out into the city. Anyone who has actually driven to the Point through the Tunnels, particularly at night, knows how powerful that moment can be. Adding that visual, and that insider ritual to the story of these kids was a terrific touch.
Imagine yourself on the eve of your first day of high school. If you’d prefer not to, I get it, believe me. What if you’d just been released from the hospital? Do you really think you could rebound from that?
Charlie (played by Logan Lerman), is a quiet, introspective teenager who has recently suffered a setback, the full nature of which we’re not informed of, and is about to start his freshman year of high school. The only friend he makes on his first day is his English teacher, Bill Anderson (played by Paul Rudd). Rather than worry his parents, (played by Dylan McDermott and Kate Walsh) Charlie gives the typical, one-syllable description of his first day of high school. Time passes and Charlie becomes friends with step-siblings Sam and Patrick. Sam (played by former Harry Potter actress Emma Watson) is an outgoing senior dating a college guy and her step-brother Patrick (played by Ezra Miller) is a flamboyant underachiever with a great sense of humor. They attend a football game together and follow that with a visit to a diner before driving Charlie home. The next function they attend as a group is a party where Charlie, unknowingly, ingests a pot brownie. It is during this moment of drug-fueled confidence that Charlie reveals to Sam the fact that he lost a friend to suicide one year ago. After quietly relaying that fact to Patrick, he and Sam both decide then and there that Charlie should become a full-fledged member of their group. Moments later, Charlie bears witness to a romantic encounter between Patrick and his closeted boyfriend, star football player Brad (played by Johnny Simmons). They leave the party, go for a drive, and hear a song that inspires Sam to stand in the bed of the pickup truck and stretch out her arms as they drive through a tunnel. This is when Charlie first develops romantic feelings for Sam which she is completely unaware of.
There’s a lot to like about this film. Miller and Watson’s characters are both very endearing and their decision to adopt fellow outcast Charlie is a moment that brings hope for the character and life in general. There are elements I believe the film could do without. Examples include the one-sided relationship between two of the characters and the references to The Rocky Horror Picture Show, which never resonated with me the way it seems to with others. Nevertheless, I enjoyed it greatly and encourage others to see it at their earliest possible convenience.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review
Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
Great movie for teens to teach them a little about mental health, at least for a conversation starter on several issues.
The Blu ray goes in depth into the film itself and is worth every penny. Not only is the film excellent but the blu ray packs a punch as well with a great creative in depth view of the world of "The Perks of Being A Wallflower" Love the film, love the blu ray features, its a must have!
I really enjoyed this movie and would highly recommend this movie to anyone that is looking for a brutally real movie. It's not for the faint of heart and can be tough for some audiences. I fully enjoyed the movie and am very happy to have it in my movie collection.