Rated PG-13 · 103 minutes · 2012

Comedy drama
Writer Stephen Chbosky makes an impressive feature-directing debut with this adaptation of his semi-autobiographical novel about high school kids in the early ’90s. Logan Lerman plays Charlie, a shy freshman who eventually winds up hanging out with a fringe group of students including Patrick (Ezra Miller) and Sam (Emma Watson). The new friends help Charlie come out of his shell, and he ultimately realizes things about himself that need to be examined. Lerman is especially good as the film’s anchor, while Miller continues to exhibit the great talents he showed in We Need to Talk About Kevin. Watson gets to step away from Hermione, and she does so successfully, making Sam a complex, real kid. This is one of the better films about high school to come along in quite some time.
Official Site: perks-of-being-a-wallflower.com
Director: Stephen Chbosky
Producer: Lianne Halfon, Russell Smith, John Malkovich, James Powers and Stephen Chbosky
Cast: Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Ezra Miller, Mae Whitman, Kate Walsh, Dylan McDermott, Melanie Lynskey, Joan Cusack, Paul Rudd, Nina Dobrev, Adam Hagenbuch, Johnny Simmons, Erin Wilhelmi and Reece Thompson



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