The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Charlie is an intelligent, gentle, young 15 year old who goes into high school like a lamb to the slaughter. But luckily he is taken under the wing of a gang of off-beat seniors, particularly Sam (Watson) and Patrick.
His new gang of friends help to make him feel special, no longer the wallflower. They show him how to have fun, how to be alive, but also how to understand his emotions. He is struggling with repressed hostile feelings about a childhood relationship that he doesn’t really understand. His new relationships guide him towards the professional help he needs.
Based on the novel of the same name, this film is a coming-of-age flick rather than a rom com. It is sensitive, humorous, and passionate. Definitely worth watching – it makes you want to be young again at the same time as being glad that you’re not.