What did you expect? Me to not watch a teen drama movie because I’m a heterosexual male? Well, I have two words for you: Emma Watson. I think she’s the perfect woman and even though to me, she’ll always be Hermione, I can’t not watch something she’s in. However, she might’ve been the reason I agreed to go watch it with my good friends Yara, Kim and Janeesh here in DC, but she wasn’t the only reason I enjoyed the movie.
I’m not a big fan of drama and usually don’t enjoy movies without enough CGI, psychoses and some nudity and sometimes a little bit of gore. What I do love more though, is a plot line with twists I did not anticipate and one where the chronological order is masterfully combined with bit by bit revealed to you in a way that makes you say “ahaaa” or “whaaaat” when you find out more each scene.
It’s a really touching story about a group of teens in high school about to go to university who become friends with a very troubled freshman. Each of the characters has a somewhat troubled past which isn’t directly evident. It’s nice how each one of their problems or disorders (my love of psyc kicking in) plays out and how they all evolve in the movie. It’s somewhat sad most of the time and you feel like you just need to hug Emma tight <3
I can’t really say more than that, I like for people to really enjoy a movie without any spoilers or expectations. All I wanted to say is that I went in expecting disappointment at seeing an actress I love playing a part I probably wouldn’t like, only to find out that she made the right call in starring in this movie. So, consider watching The Perks of Being a Wallflower if you’re in the mood for a very nice story that sort of disobeys the usual cliches of teen movie dramas, sprinkles in a little humor and sarcasm, lots of “awww” moments and pretty awesome twists in the plot.
IMDB Rating: 7.8/10
My Rating: 8/10