For a long time I’ve been looking for a movie with a storyline more intricate than the budget. A cast more humble than the costuming and a soundtrack that actually fits the scenario. I’ve been looking for a film that has the ability to temporarily remove you from society and I’ve finally found excatly that. The Perks Of Being A Wallflower is quite honestly the best movie I have watched in years.
From early on in the film you create a connection with the actors which strengthens and develops as the events of the film unfold. The best think about the film is the fact that you don’t really know how to feel about the main character.Charlie played by Logan Lerman is a social outcast as a result of many years of abuse to begin with it is hard to relate to him he just seems too weird to fit in but quickly you begin to feel a sense of compassion around his character.
Emma Watson plays the character Sam who becomes a love interest of Charlie the connection between these two characters become the main vehicle for the storyline to develop. It was strange seeing Emma playing another character other than Hermione while I loved this film I did find her character a bit frustrating. Her accent in particular was something I feel that could have been improved. Her performance didn’t hinder the film in any way just wasn’t as strong as some of the other performances.
One performance which needs to be commended is that of Ezra Miller who plays the character Patrick, he’s comfortable with his sexuality unfortunately his boyfriend isn’t which turns to be a massive issue in the narrative events of the film. Miller’s performance is believable, relatable strengthening the film viewer relationship.
The storyline itself is a combination of love, evil, hurt and confusion. The film enables you to share in the emotion featured on screen and further develop an understanding and relationship with the main characters. This is the kind of film you walk away from wanting more. You walk away from it knowing wanting to help the characters. The film itself is left open and has the potential to have a sequel part of me is really hoping there will be a second film another part of me hopes that they stick to one movie and leave you with positive thoughts wanting more. They say “More is less” and in this case they have nailed that. Nothing about this film is over the top or over done it is simple, to the point and extremely effective. If you haven’t already seen The Perks of being a Wallflower it should be up there on your list of movies to watch.
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