Monday, January 13, 2014

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

2012 American Feature

Cast: Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Ezra Miller, Mae Whitman, Paul Rudd, Nina Dobrev, Johnny Simmons, Kate Walsh, Dylan McDermott, Melanie Lynskey and Joan Cusack
Writer/Director: Stephen Chbosky, based on his novel

Charlie, a shy freshman struggling with his best friend's suicide, is taken under the wings of two misfit seniors who welcome him to the real world.


  • Internet Movie Database: 8.1/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Critics: 85% / Audience: 89%
  • Metacritic - Critics: 67% / Audience: 8.4%
  • OMG rating: 8/10
  • Movie Dearest rating: B+

  • DVD/Blu-ray: Available
  • Soundtrack: Available
  • Book: Available


  • Broadcast Film Critics Association Award nominations for Best Young Actor/Actress (Lerman) and Adapted Screenplay.
  • Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Dorian Award nomination for LGBT-Themed Film of the Year.
  • GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Film - Wide Release.
  • Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature. 
  • Movie Dearest Award Honorable Mention for Movie of the Year.
  • Writers Guild of America Award nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay.

  • Stephen Chbosky's The Perks of Being a Wallflower, first published in 1999, spent over a year on the New York Times bestseller list and is published in 31 languages.
  • Potential Director: John Hughes.
  • Casting Call: Kirsten Dunst, Patrick Fugit and Shia LaBeouf.
  • Shop teacher Mr. Callahan is played by celebrated movie makeup artist Tom Savini.

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