The Perks of Being a Wallflower | Directed by Stephen Chbosky (USA, 2012) with Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Ezra Miller. Starts November 1
November 1, 2012
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The growing pains of adolescence, plus some others, are the cornerstone of Chbosky’s adaptation of his own novel about angst, trauma-induced depression, first love and loneliness. Lerman gives the best performance – but as the confused and geeky Charlie, he has the meatiest role. With thespian reputations to live up to, Watson and Miller disappoint a little as the extrovert siblings who take him under their wing by introducing him to the joys of mixtapes. It’s not Catcher, but then, Chbosky’s not Salinger.