The Perks of Being a Wallflower [Includes Digital Copy] [DVD] [2012]

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Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (209 out of 214)

Special Features


  • Closed-Caption
  • 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
  • Dailies

Synopsis


The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Author Stephen Chbosky adapts his own best-selling novel about a withdrawn teen who attempts to remain hopeful for the future while dreading every day of the present.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, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Logan Lerman
    Logan Lerman - Charlie
  • Emma Watson
    Emma Watson - Sam
  • Ezra Miller
    Ezra Miller - Patrick
  • Mae Whitman
    Mae Whitman - Mary Elizabeth
  • Kate Walsh
    Kate Walsh - Mother



Overall customer rating

4.6
98%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Impressive

    Posted
    Treydle
    • Top 100 ContributorTop 100 Contributor

    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

    Welcome to the Island of Misfit Toys

    Posted
    ExBurgher
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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.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Moving coming-of-age story

    Posted
    CCoop09
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I, like a lot of people, am a big fan of the book and I read it multiple times when I was a teenager. The film is very loyal to the book and Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, and Ezra Miller give outstanding performances. The film and the book capture perfectly how awkward and painful it can be being a teenager. The ultimate message of the story is that high school is only a stepping stone to where you're going and good friends can pull you through anything. It's an excellent film.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Page to screen success story!

    Posted
    Shelindrea
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    A story that touched the heart on the page was brought brilliantly to life on the screen. Each character in this rag-tag group is brought to life with care and love. It is impossible not to want to be a part of the group and run away to "the Island of Misfit Toys" along with them. Unlike so many movies of this genre the conclusion is not cookie-cutter, and cannot be seen by the second scene. It is in its honesty and genuiness that this movie succeeds. wo enthusiastic thumbs up.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great coming-of-age film ...for all ages!

    Posted
    Keb11
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    I was not planning to see this film until a friend recommended it to me. Now, I am so pleased that I took the time to watch it. Though I've long since passed the age of HS, this story has the capacity to touch us all. I immediately went out and bought it when I saw it on sale at Best Buy. The Blu ray quality is great, and the movie itself is brilliantly filmed, acted, et cetera. This film has become one of my faves from 2012.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not what we thought

    Posted
    Customer12
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    The movie started out fairly good, however turned south in that it had both language and content it that was not necessary. It was so bad that it ended our viewing of the movie. If there was a way we could return it for half of what we paid for it we would... but will likely just throw it in the trash. That's sad, the acting and talent chosen for the film was good, but the writing was the same old garbage in the end.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great movie

    Posted
    Collector
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    Interactions of a group of high school kids dealing with growing up. The main character has had some mental issues and is now having to deal with starting high school and not really having any friends. Story is told very well. I would like to see a sequel showing another year of life experiences that the characters were about to go through when this movie ended.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Movie

    Posted
    Monks
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    I remember reading the book back in high school and falling in love with the it immediately. The characters were so well written and by watching the movie it felt like they came alive like how I wanted them to. Amazing soundtrack accompanies the movie and I really recommend this movie regardless of whether or not you read the book.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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