Well, I hope for your sake, your life isn’t like that of Charlie’s (Logan Lerman). If you have seen the trailers, you know that this one is pretty much a story about a kid who has had a rough time of it. I think I have to let you know that I did not read the book, so I’m not too sure how closely the movie followed it.
Think about it, if your best friend committed suicide and now you must go into high school with no friends, how would you feel? You can’t help but to feel bad for Charlie, because he is so innocent throughout the movie. Once Charlie meets his new friends Sam and Patrick (played by Emma Watson and Ezra Miller), the story takes off and there is a lot of fun and sadness to be had by all. Charlie has never felt what he is feeling as he goes to parties and becomes involved in his first relationship. Life is good for the first time.
What Charlie goes through is important for young people to see. This movie has a story that should be told and should be heard by many. I thought that Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Ezra Miller and the rest of the supporting cast do a very good job in this one. There are several good stories being told at the same time and it is really easy to get emotionally involved in each one of them.
If you are a kid in high school, go out and see this one with a group of friends. If you have a kid in high school, go out and see it with them. Either way, I think that there should be as many young people going to see The Perks of being a Wallflower as possible. Oh, and Emma Watson – let’s try to stick with the longer hair. Thanks.
Final Word – 3 ½ Stars