Short Movie Review: The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Since I've done a review of The Way Way Back, I think I should do a short, quick review of The Perks of Being a Wallflower as it is a truly wonderful coming-of-age romance drama film that successfully captures the highs and lows of growing up - dealing with the trait of introversion, studying hard to get in a good university, feels the taste of first love, meeting unforgettable friends that help us through life and the fear of losing them, to find their true self and sense of belonging to move on to the next stage of life...
The reasons why I'm impressed by this film so much because it felt personal, relatable, sincere and earnest. Moreover, the film remains true to the novel as the writer of the book takes the unusual step of writing (the screenplay) and directing his work. Truly grateful to the actors who managed to provide good performances to make the key characters spring to life. It's also a shame that I didn't watch this film on its release date last year. Very highly recommended.
A good quote from the film: "Why do I and everyone I love pick people who treat us like we're nothing?" "We accept the love we think we deserve."
Note: The film title means the benefits/privilege of being a loner, a shy person who no one really knows, but could be an interesting person if one actually talks to them.