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The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 12 October 2012 (USA)
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An introvert freshman is taken under the wings of two seniors who welcome him to the real world.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Senior Bully
Nose Tackle
Mr. Callahan
Emily Marie Callaway ...
Mean Freshman Girl (as Emily Callaway)
Shakespeare Girl


Based on the novel written by Stephen Chbosky, this is about 15-year-old Charlie (Logan Lerman), an endearing and naive outsider, coping with first love (Emma Watson), the suicide of his best friend, and his own mental illness while struggling to find a group of people with whom he belongs. The introvert freshman is taken under the wings of two seniors, Sam and Patrick, who welcome him to the real world. Written by Anonymous

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 on appeal for mature thematic material, drug and alcohol use, sexual content including references, and a fight - all involving teens | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

12 October 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Las ventajas de ser invisible  »

Box Office


$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$228,359 (USA) (21 September 2012)


$17,738,570 (USA) (1 February 2013)

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1.85 : 1
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Stephen Chbosky wrote the book that the movie is based on, he also wrote the screenplay and directed the movie. It's rare that a book author actually ends up directing the movie. See more »


When Sam is preparing the milk shake for Charlie, the ice cream scoopfuls inside the blender change shapes from shot to shot. See more »


[first lines]
Charlie: [voice-over] Dear Friend. I am writing to you because she said you listen and understand and didn't try to sleep with that person at that party even though you could have. Please don't try to figure out who I am. I don't want you to do that. I just need to know that people like you exist. Like if you met me you wouldn't think I was the weird kid who spent time in the hospital. And I wouldn't make you nervous. I hope it's okay for me to think that. You see, I haven't really talked to...
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Saw this at TIFF 2012
10 September 2012 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Saw this movie at TIFF and after watching the trailer was thinking I was going to enjoy this movie. Those expectations now are so very low, this movie is amazing. It speaks on many different levels of being a teenager, dealing with death, loneliness, and how awkward it can be trying to fit in. I haven't seen a move like this in a very long time and was very refreshing. The highlight of the film for me at least from a acting stand point is Ezra Miller really funny, but very heartfelt at the same time. Don't get me wrong the whole case is amazing (Emma Watson was perfect for this after HP) but Ezra really stands out. Stephen Chbosky really cared about this book, and it really shows in this film. Him Directing and writing his own book was a amazing idea.

It's going to get many comparisons to a John Hughes film, and rightfully so this movie is heart felt and just amazing.

I will definitely being seeing this film again.

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