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‘The Perks Of Being A Wallflower’ Review: Emma Watson Is Amazing

Fri, September 21, 2012 12:01am EDT by William Earl Add first Comment
The Perks of Being a Wallflower Review
Courtesy of Summit Entertainment

Emma does a fine job of shedding any ‘Harry Potter’ baggage in this raw and honest story of high school love. Find out why YOU should check it out!

The Perks of Being a Wallflower is one of the most eagerly-anticipated movies of fall, in large part due to Emma Watson‘s first post-Harry Potter starring role. Check out five reasons you need to see this powerful new film! 1) Emma lights up the screen.

Emma, 22, steps away from the intimidating shadow of Hermione Granger to bring real heart to Sam, a girl who always chases the guy that breaks her heart. You’ll love seeing how her character learns to handle complications that men bring into her life — she has a great arc!

2) Her male co-stars are also excellent.

Emma lead a strong acting team that includes breakout stars Logan Lerman and Ezra Miller. Logan brings a quiet power to protagonist Charlie, who is desperately trying to escape his troubled past. And Ezra is a revelation as Patrick, a gay youth who struggles to find peace with his closeted boyfriend. Both actors have a LONG future ahead of them based off of these great turns!

3) The film depicts a relatable version of high school life.

So many movies botch showing what teenage years are really like. But Perks gives an honest portrayal, showing that it can be both challenging and wonderful — once you find the friends you fit in with.

4) The love story is thought-provoking.

Sam and Charlie have a complicated relationship which threads through the whole movie, and it’s a relief to finally see a messy love story portrayed on the big screen — opposed to the typical dreck from romantic comedies.

5) The soundtrack is AMAZING!

Many of the characters in this movie connect through powerful rock songs, and from David Bowie to The Smiths, you’ll be singing along the WHOLE time!

Are YOU exicted to see The Perks of Being a Wallflower, HollywoodLifers?

— William Earl

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