The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Film Review)

Oct 7, 2012
Now it's safe to say that Logan Lerman truly is a good actor.
So The Perks of Being a Wallflower is about this troubled freshman named Charlie. He loves books and his is best friend commit suicide and he's pretty much a loner in his first weeks as a newcomer high schooler. Until he befriends with the step-siblings Sam and Patrick, his whole life changed and a lot of incidents happen to him.
Having read the book before watching it, The Perks of Being a Wallflower is not your unusual story of a boy making friends and meeting his first love. It was a complete different story that tackles on the major problems we had, including molestation, sex, drugs and more. I'm glad to hear that the author Stephen Chbosky directed and serves as the screenwriter to the movie because he's being a faithful in his material and knows what to do.

And yes, he became faithful to his novel and The Perks of Being a Wallflower is an emotionally satisfying movie. It was funny and just so good to watch. To be honest, the film gets kinda forced and lacking if you've read the book because they lose some of Charlie's backstory including his relationship with his sister and his English teacher, Bill.

Logan Lerman is so good in this movie. His little awkwardness and shy-type personality really works, and it's a great comeback for him since he was terrible in Percy Jackson. Emma Watson is still adorable and sweet in this movie. She nailed making the American accent and I thought she was good in this one. Ezra Miller, steals the show. He was completely funny and has the perfect comedic timing for this movie. Paul Rudd is also surprisingly good, this is the first time I've seen him not being in a comedy.

The soundtrack is fantastic. There's a lot of The Smiths, Dexys Midnight Runners and Rocky Horror Picture Show. Chbosky had really great taste of music which was great because it sets the tone to this movie and gives a little bit of 80s and 90s nostalgia.

Performances were great. Soundtrack was good. Cinematography was amazing.

'The Perks of Being a Wallflower' is an emotionally satisfying drama for teenagers. It stays true to the novel and Lerman did a fantastic job as the lead.

The geek rates it 8.1/10. I'll be back for my review of Taken 2.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower is R-13 and still showing in selected theaters and SM Cinemas nationwide. For schedules and updates, visit them on


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