The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Directed By: Stephen Chbosky
Written By: Stephen Chbosky
Starring Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Ezra Miller, Mae Whitman, Paul Rudd, Kate Walsh, Dylan McDermott
Rated PG-13 | 102 Minutes
Release Date: October 5, 2012
“We accept the love we think we deserve.”
A quirky, poignant coming-of-age story based on the best-selling novel by Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a heartfelt high school drama in the spirit of the late John Hughes’ The Breakfast Club.
Academically advanced, socially inept freshman Charlie (Logan Lerman) is a wallflower, always watching from the sidelines, until a group of charismatic seniors take him under their wing.
Gorgeous, free-spirited Sam (Emma Watson) and her cut-up stepbrother, Patrick (Ezra Miller), help guide Charlie through new friendships, first loves, and family dramas while introducing him to a world of sex, drugs, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Meanwhile, his English teacher, Mr. Anderson (Paul Rudd), has introduced Charlie to the realm of literature, sparking his dreams of becoming a writer.
But even as Charlie thrives in this new world of mix-tapes and bacchanalian parties, the pain of his past – which includes his best friend’s recent suicide and the accidental death of his beloved Aunt Helen (Melanie Lynskey) – lingers just below the surface.
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