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The Perks of Being a Wallflower


Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material, drug and alcohol use, sexual content including references, and a fight all involving teens.

PG-13 In Theaters 09/21/2012 , 103min.
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Critic score based on 36 reviews

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February 23, 2013
very good movie
February 16, 2013
Very good movie, Glad I bought the DVD, I will watch it again soon.
January 06, 2013
This was suprisingly a good movie, although it had some content I could have done without, it had a very good story line, mixed with a good cast of actors. I enjoyed the film.
December 27, 2012
Great movie, good story, great young actors. really loved it, I will watch it again
November 10, 2012
loved it ~~~ took me back to the 70's~~ the actors worked well together

Critic Reviews powered by Metacritic ™

Washington Post
The empathy-generating performances by the charismatic young actors -- particularly the uber-confident Miller and a simultaneously punk-rock cynical and girlishly fragile Mae Whitman -- compensate for any missteps. Full Review
Amy Biancolli
San Francisco Chronicle
The Perks of Being a Wallflower hurts. It hurts because it depicts the loneliness, anxiety and all-out quivering mess of adolescence in a manner not often seen since John Hughes' heyday. Full Review
Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
Back in the director's chair for only the second time, the filmmaker, like his main character, is a little unsteady on his feet. But thanks to his stars, the film - like the book - is a smartly observed study of a troubled teen's first year in high school. Full Review
Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
Unlike most films about teenagers, the performances are happy-sad-realistic. Lerman, who plays the least expressive of the three principals, does a fine job at suggesting the active inner life of an externally inexpressive youth. Full Review
Claudia Puig
USA Today
While there are humorous and poignant moments, this angst-filled story of tender kisses, awkward dances, friends drifting apart, kindly English teachers, unrequited crushes and drug-addled partying has a nagging sense of deja vu. Full Review

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