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Director: Stephen Chbosky

Starring: Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Ezra Miller, Mae Whitman, Johnny Simmons, Melanie Lynskey

Running time: 102 minutes

Certificate: 12

Extras: Tbc

As an avid reader and film-watcher, there’s nothing scarier than a book-to-screen adaptation. I’ve seen many over my short life that really haven’t been up to scratch, while others have blown me away. The Perks Of Being A Wallflower comfortably fits in the second category.

Based on the book of the same name (and directed by its author, Stephen Chbosky), The Perks… follows Logan Lerman as Charlie – a shy, sensitive and lonely freshman, as he starts his first year of high school. After the first few awkward weeks of school (and making his only friend – his English teacher (played by Paul Rudd)), Charlie is befriended by the extremely confident senior Patrick (Miller) and his step-sister Sam (Watson). After being welcomed into their close-knit group, Charlie »

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