The Perks of Being a Wallflower

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

One of my favorite films this year, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, is by a young writer, director, and producer named Stephen Chbosky. Having written the screenplay for Rent, which I thought was not especially well done, and spending the past couple of years working on a TV series named Jericho, Stephen was apparently able to leverage his experience into a shot at his own film project, and quite a shot it was. There is definitely something to be said for limited budget films that are a complete vision from writing through film production. Chbosky’s characters have a richness and truth about them that will resonate with you. For all of the teens out there who are out of step with the rest of the school, which seems at time to be the majority of the students, and all of the adults who still remember what it was like to be in that position, the characters will be your friends, and your heroes as they struggle their way through life. Logan Lerman, who plays Charlie, Ezra Miller, who plays Patrick, and Emma Watson, who plays Patrick’s step-sister Sam, whom you probably spotted as the reknowned Hermione Granger; were all brilliant in their respective parts. Every wallflower in school needed a duo like Patrick and Emma to bring them under their wings in High School. The two seniors bring Charlie into their world as Patrick acknowledges him with the statement, “I didn’t realize there was anyone still worth discovering.” The 102 minutes of The Perks of Being A Wallflower are spent smiling, laughing, crying, and if you are older,...
Sex And The City 2

Sex And The City 2

The Sex and the City television show was fantastic. I will defend it until the end of time against its many detractors. Anyone who has ever seen the final season of Sex and the City knows what a cinematic show Darren Star created. Sadly, the movies have not lived up to what the show accomplished.

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