• The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Release Date: September 21st, 2012

DVD Release Date: February 12th, 2013

PG-13 |1 hr 43 min

Plot Summary

Socially awkward teen Charlie (Logan Lerman) is a wallflower, always watching life from the sidelines, until two charismatic students become his mentors. Free-spirited Sam (Emma Watson) and her stepbrother Patrick (Ezra Miller) help Charlie discover the joys of friendship, first love, music and more, while a teacher sparks Charlie's dreams of becoming a writer. However, as his new friends prepare to leave for college, Charlie's inner sadness threatens to shatter his newfound confidence.

Cast: Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Ezra Miller, Mae Whitman, Kate Walsh, Dylan McDermott, Melanie Lynskey, Joan Cusack

Director: Stephen Chbosky

Genres: Comedy drama , Romance

Production Co: Mr. Mudd

Distributors: Summit Entertainment

Keywords: Growing up , Underdog , Friend , 1990s , Touching , Endearing , Friendship , Brooding

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    The Hollywood Reporter

    A heartfelt but rather generic coming-of-age dramedy. show more

  • 55
    Mark JenkinsNPR

    It's populated by characters who are just too good to be plausible. show more

  • 75
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia 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. show more

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