Fifteen-year-old Charlie is coping with the suicide of his friend, Michael. To lessen the fear and anxiety of starting high school alone, Charlie starts writing letters to a stranger, someone he heard was nice but has never met in person. (Kind of like when we write letters to Paul Rudd before we go to sleep.)
At school, Charlie finds a friend and mentor in his English teacher, Bill. He also overcomes his chronic shyness and approaches a classmate, Patrick, who, along with his step-sister Sam, become two of Charlie's BFFs.
Ezra Miller, who plays Patrick in The Perks of Being a Wallflower, is a surprising yet appropriate choice. “It's such a beautiful movie, because it expands out to encompass… many different characters. In understanding them, we find these little whispers of a blueprint for how to juggle the fucking nightmare of adolescence.” He said and laughed.
It seems that the nineteen year old knows what it is to be a troubled teenager. Ezra said, concerning his abdication of High School, that he found that his life outside of school, with his work, was much more fulfilling. “There were...
This movie will always have a special place in my heart. And so will the book.
The soundtrack is beautiful, and all these characters taught me something one way or another. <3
This movie/book shall never be forgotten! <3 <3 <3 Hang in there, Charlie.
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