An introverted, socially awkward freshman is taken under the wing of a group of seniors. Should be really pretentious and annoying – ends up being brilliant.
Stephen Chobsky’s The Perks of Being a Wallflower starts off as a straightforward but very good teen movie, think Heathers, Submarine, Juno etc but as the films goes on, the growth of the characters is reflected in the growth of the film and it becomes possibly the best movie of 2012.
Ezra Miller shows a totally different side to the menacing Kevin he played in We Need to Talk About Kevin. Emma Watson shrugs off Potter and Logan Lerman is a revelation in the lead role.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower is moving and at times hilarious. A coming of age tale that also touches on mental health, homosexuality, drug use and music (it has a great soundtrack). So many different layers, some wonderful symbolic and metaphorical stuff, loads of memorable lines, throw Paul Rudd into the mix as a inspirational English teacher and what more could you ask? Watch it.