The Perks of Being a Wallflower

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The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Based on a critically acclaimed novel, and scripted and directed by the author, this is a high school coming of age tale set back around 1991. A teen arrives at his new school, already counting down the days until he can leave. He is 'adopted' by a brother-and-sister pair, who set about showing him the way to survive high school and come out of his shell. Things get complicated when he finds himself falling in love with his new friend.

102 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Language).
Drama, Romance, On the art circuit
This could get kinky.
This could get kinky.

Credits

Cast
Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Ezra Miller, Paul Rudd, Mae Whitman, Melanie Lynskey, Kate Walsh, Dylan McDermott, Johnny Simmons
Director
Stephen Chbosky
ScreenplayStephen Chbosky, from his novel
MusicMichael Brook
CinematographyAndrew Dunn
EditingMary Jo Markey
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Datasat
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2012
Produced bySummit Entertainment, Mr. Mudd

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDra,a
LanguageModerate to strong with verbal, sexual and references
NudityNone
SexMild implied sexual innuendos and sexual activity
ViolenceMild to moderate verbal, physical and psychological violence
PrejudiceMild, infrequent, brief scenes of negative stereotyping of homosexual
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseBrief scenes of mild drug and substance abuse within context
CommentsThis film's impact is intensified by the complex and mature themes of teenage angst, loss, molestation, friendships, high school, psychological break-downs, secrets and family dysfunction. The mild to moderate language use also intensifies the impact of the film, making it unsuitable for viewers under 16 years of age who may not fully comprehend the complexity of the themes. This film does however have a strong educational value and the consequences of the the characters' behaviour is evident throughout.
These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.

ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
4
Violence
3
Blood / Gore / Gross
1
Guns / Weapons
1
Profanity
4
Alcohol / Drugs
5
Smoking
1
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
5
Frightening / Tense Scenes
3
Jump Scenes
2
Tense Family Scenes
4
Music (Scary/Tense)
1
Music (Inappropriate)
4
Topics to talk about
5


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Jen Chaney quote iconCharming with dark twists but it will still perk you up.
10
Die Burger
Rozanne Els
15
Cape Times
Jordan Mintzer quote iconIndie teenage angst film uses the same-old formula.
10
Box Office
Pete Hammond quote iconThe Perks Of Being A Wallflower is a sweet surprise, a funny, touching terrific and quite wonderful movie that gets it all right about the joys and heartbreaks of growing up circa 1991.
15
ScreenIt
C. Fuchs quote iconThe Perks of Being a Wallflower hits all of the right notes
14
Metacritic.com
36 critics
13
Rottentomatoes critics
145 critics
15
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconThe Perks of Being a Wallflower is a heartfelt and sincere adaptation that's bolstered by strong lead performances.
17
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
15
Movie Review Intelligence
43 critics
14

What the People say

Internet
23638 Netizens quote iconNot your typical teenage angst tale.
17

Average .. 70%

14

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