Tuesday, May 07, 2013

The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Drama 2012)

So this was an OK movie. It reminded me of a HS version of Garden State, but instead of apathy from life experiences comes a situation where the lack of life experiences attributes to a lot of the problems that the main characters face. Funny how HS sucks so bad. We all know that none of it matters after you get out.

The actors were OK. Emma Watson did her thing but it was very obvious that she was trying to hide her British accent since she didn't sound quite right. None of that took away from the actual acting so that was a plus. The writing and plot was a bit different but it was still watchable. I wouldn't say that it was bad, but the style did have a purposefully placed artsy theme to it that I found quite pretentious.

Either way, the movie was fine, but for some poor sap in their freshman year of HS watching this, what does this film actually say to them if they are indeed unlucky enough not to have any friends in school? Not everyone can be as lucky as this main character was in getting in with a senior clique which included Miss Hermione Granger.
Rating - B