Synopsis: An introvert freshman is taken under the wings of two seniors who welcome him to the real world.
Release Date: September 14, 2012
Thoughts: The more movies I see about high school and teen angst the more I see that we are sadly in need of a voice like John Hughes was for teens in the 80’s. No one really captured the freshman-senior spirit quite like Hughes and when he passed you got the feeling that a whole genre died with him. The Perks of Being A Wallflower, however, may be a nice substitute with its strong source material and likable lead performers. Emma Watson continues to separate herself from the Harry Potter world and instead of taking the Daniel Radcliffe route and doing the polar opposite of his beloved character, she’s taking nice steps to further her career in her own way. It always concerns me when a novelist adapts their own material for the screen and sits in the director chair…but Stephen Chbosky might have a nice little hit on his hands if he plays his novel/script right.