As for her American accent, I thought she did an okay job. Nina Dobrev, who plays Candance aka Charlie's sister, did a good job. The best among the three is Ezra Miller. The themes reminded me a bit of a darker John Hughes film that's a compliment. Not many can take a book of such depth and keep the heart and soul of it alive, but it happened here. It's a film adaptation that replaces the cliche mainstream swagger with some painful realities and simply let the audience understand the whole point of it.
The cinematography is gorgeous, especially the scenes where the camera overlooks the skyline of Pittsburgh and during intimate scenes between the characters. Same thing with the writing. Mae Whitman as Mary Elizabeth was hilarious. Overall, it's a great film. This is one of the best coming of age movies I've ever seen.
He steals every line and scene he's in, becoming the comic relief. It was very fun to quote along with the movie. There were also pieces of two other really good films: Stand By Me and Almost Famous. Stephen Chbosky handles his story very well, never feeling like it's being forced but rather it flowed nicely and carefully. Check out the book and read it.
And to top it off, Joan Cusak is there as well. The film gives the actors some nuance. What makes the cast so special is the chemistry. The Perks Of Being A Wallflower may not be the most faithful adaptation but the spirit of the story is still there and it does great justice to the book. My favorite reaction to a movie is profound thought, and this one caused this in waves. Directing wise, it was shot very well.
One might hams it up for Patrick, but Miller gave the character a genuinely wonderful personality. Thank you for your support To install our extension, click on 1. These are painful and difficult times and as Mr. Behind it is the genuine pain and emotion of the characters which makes it more than just another story about teenagers. Just real, and moving, and touching. Not just the writing but the overall tone of the film reminds me a little bit of John Hughes' work. There is no excess of profanity or nudity to divert attention from what really matters.
The dialogue is very honest and beautifully well written. Free-spirited Sam and her stepbrother Patrick help Charlie discover the joys of friendship, first love, music and more, while a teacher sparks Charlie's dreams of becoming a writer. His goal is to get away from being anti-social and be like anyone else in high school. Admittedly, the film is substantially autobiographical, so when Mr. In the end, it's quite a remarkable film. I can think of no finer compliment to a writer and filmmaker than to cite them as the cause of my internal discussions related to their film. I enjoyed her performance very much.
He tells it straightforward on screen with plenty of strong, effective emotions. He usually plays the simple charming guy in movies. But even so, Patrick has his own personal problem and this is where Ezra Miller proves once again just how great of an actor he is. If you haven't read the book, I will spoil nothing. The Perks of Being a Wallflower is often heartbreaking, charming, and wonderful. What we discover is that, regardless of our age, we recognize these characters from our high school days.
When it's not depressing, the film goes to those blissful moments that make us remember the good times in high school. But you have to give her credit for trying her best and she truly did. The formative years of a writer determine the depths to which his or her work will reach later in life. The director and author, Stephen Chbosky, didn't try anything else than to bring his book to life. There were times where you can kind of hear her British accent slip in and even though you notice it, it's nothing distracting and it didn't really bother me. Everyone else in their supporting roles all have their moments.
Soon he is hanging out learning about the ins and outs of being a teen. The musical score is done by Michael Brook who's also responsible for Into The Wild, another favorite of mine, and he did a very good job. While it has its funny moments, it also manages to go through dark topics as well such as homosexuality, drugs and death. Melanie Lynskey did a very good job as Aunt Helen. Emma Watson is likable enough as Sam.