High School can be a brutal time, especially if you’re an introvert without any friends. The Perks of Being a Wallflower, written and directed by Stephen Chbosky based on his own best-selling novel of the same name, is a coming-of-age story that captures all of the difficulty of those teen years.
Charlie (Logan Lerman) is a shy, introverted boy with aspirations of becoming a writer. Battling depression and trying to deal with the recent suicide of his best friend, Charlie’s first year of high school is getting off to a very bad start until charming and flamboyant Patrick (Ezra Miller) and his sexy step-sister Sam (Emma Watson of Harry Potter fame) take him under their wings.
A moving tale of love, loss, fear and hope, The Perks of Being a Wallflower celebrates friendships and the connections that we make with one another.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower had a limited release on September 21, 2012 by Summit Entertainment. The funny and touching drama, which is rated PG-13, also stars Mae Whitman, Nina Dobrev, Johnny Simmons and Dylan McDermott.