DVD Review: The Perks of Being A Wallflower (15)

PUBLISHED: 09:38 13 February 2013 | UPDATED: 09:40 13 February 2013

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

The Perks of Being a Wallflower


Review by Matthew Hearn

The Perks of Being A Wallflower (15)

This adaptation of Stephen Chbosky’s best-selling novel sees Charlie (Logan Lerman – best known for the Percy Jackson movies) starting out at High School. He’s had a turbulent summer after his best friend shot himself, and he’s dreading being the new boy.

After some painful scenes of teenage loneliness, 15-year-old Charlie makes friends with older step-siblings Patrick (Ezra Miller) and Sam (Emma Watson) – who has lost her Harry Potter hair and taken on an American accent.

They hang out, they go to parties, Charlie falls in love with Sam. It’s a bit like High School Musical without the singing and with lots of drug-taking.

But things aren’t all OK with Charlie and as he falls deeper and deeper in love with Sam, he struggles with powerful emotions from this past.

It’s a well-produced, thought-provoking film which is hugely watchable and deals with the highs and lows of growing up in a unique way. And the soundtrack is, as Charlie would say, infinite.


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Herts Advertiser. Click the link in the yellow box below for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad, serving as your advocate and trusted source of local information. Our industry is facing testing times, which is why I’m asking for your support. Every single contribution will help us continue to produce award-winning local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Thank you.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Herts Advertiser