4.5

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Drama Romance Comedy


 

An introverted freshman is taken under the wings of two seniors who welcome him to the real world.

Loners know that adolescence is a time of alienation. While nobody wants to be like everybody else, shyness is a disability, and we tend to have a biting need for friendship and belonging. The director demonstrates remarkable sensitivity in showing the agony of awkward social situations and largely avoiding cliché. The central characters are entrancing as they navigate their lives with quirky individualism, and they're interesting and real. Tissues are recommended for this piercing movie that is as troubling as it is vivacious. It gets better, wallflowers.

Anne Murphy

Wide Release 29th November 2012
102 mins