MOVIEmeter
Top 500
Down 40 this week

The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  12 October 2012 (USA)
8.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.1/10 from 230,558 users   Metascore: 67/100
Reviews: 371 user | 337 critic | 36 from Metacritic.com

An introvert freshman is taken under the wings of two seniors who welcome him to the real world.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (book)
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 34 titles
created 08 May 2012
 
a list of 26 titles
created 24 Dec 2012
 
a list of 28 titles
created 05 Jan 2013
 
a list of 39 titles
created 11 months ago
 
a list of 45 titles
created 10 months ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)

The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012) on IMDb 8.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Perks of Being a Wallflower.

User Polls

17 wins & 22 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Stuck in Love (2012)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

An acclaimed writer, his ex-wife, and their teenaged children come to terms with the complexities of love in all its forms over the course of one tumultuous year.

Director: Josh Boone
Stars: Greg Kinnear, Jennifer Connelly, Lily Collins
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

In 1985 Dallas, electrician and hustler Ron Woodroof works around the system to help AIDS patients get the medication they need after he is himself diagnosed with the disease.

Director: Jean-Marc Vallée
Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner, Jared Leto
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Will Hunting, a janitor at MIT, has a gift for mathematics but needs help from a psychologist to find direction in his life.

Director: Gus Van Sant
Stars: Robin Williams, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck
The Help (2011)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

An aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960s decides to write a book detailing the African-American maids' point of view on the white families for which they work, and the hardships they go through on a daily basis.

Director: Tate Taylor
Stars: Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

English teacher John Keating inspires his students to a love of poetry and to seize the day.

Director: Peter Weir
Stars: Robin Williams, Robert Sean Leonard, Ethan Hawke
Biography | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years.

Director: Paul Greengrass
Stars: Tom Hanks, Barkhad Abdi, Barkhad Abdirahman
Philomena (2013)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A world-weary political journalist picks up the story of a woman's search for her son, who was taken away from her decades ago after she became pregnant and was forced to live in a convent.

Director: Stephen Frears
Stars: Judi Dench, Steve Coogan, Sophie Kennedy Clark
Moneyball (2011)
Biography | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane's successful attempt to assemble a baseball team on a lean budget by employing computer-generated analysis to acquire new players.

Director: Bennett Miller
Stars: Brad Pitt, Robin Wright, Jonah Hill
Short Term 12 (2013)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A 20-something supervising staff member of a residential treatment facility navigates the troubled waters of that world alongside her co-worker and longtime boyfriend.

Director: Destin Cretton
Stars: Brie Larson, Frantz Turner, John Gallagher Jr.
Rain Man (1988)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Selfish yuppie Charlie Babbitt's father left a fortune to his savant brother Raymond and a pittance to Charlie; they travel cross-country.

Director: Barry Levinson
Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Tom Cruise, Valeria Golino
Gran Torino (2008)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Disgruntled Korean War veteran Walt Kowalski sets out to reform his neighbor, a Hmong teenager who tried to steal Kowalski's prized possession: a 1972 Gran Torino.

Director: Clint Eastwood
Stars: Clint Eastwood, Bee Vang, Christopher Carley
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.

Director: Quentin Tarantino
Stars: Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
Mother
...
Senior Bully
...
...
Linebacker
...
Nose Tackle
...
...
Ponytail Derek
...
Susan
...
...
Mr. Callahan
...
Mean Freshman Girl (as Emily Callaway)
...
...
Shakespeare Girl (as Chelsea Zhang)
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

We accept the love we think we deserve. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

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 »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

12 October 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Perks of Being a Wallflower  »

Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

|

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

At the time of filming Ezra Miller was 17-years old, about the same age as his character. Logan Lerman was 18-years old, four years older than his character. In reality, Lerman is 9 months older than Miller who plays a character close to four years his senior. Emma Watson was 21-years old at the time of filming making her the oldest of the three main actors. See more »

Goofs

When Charlie and Sam talk outside following the cafeteria fight, Sam's hair repeatedly switches between in front and behind her right ear. See more »

Quotes

Charlie: I am looking at her and she's so beautiful.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in 2012 MTV Movie Awards (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Ye Olde Backlash
Written by Mark Stevan Kramer and Ann Magnuson
Performed by Bongwater
Courtesy of Shimmy Disc/Knitting Factory Entertainment
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Not Just a High School Movie
28 August 2012 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

Went to an advance screening expecting your usual "shy kid in high school learns to stick up for himself" sort of feel-good drama. This movie is so much more than that - I was truly blown away by the mature themes and moving characters. Mental illness, sexual abuse, drugs and alcohol... I think the writer/screenwriter/director said it best in the Q+A after when he said it was a film that looked at the emotional aspects of that point in life without being sentimental. I really cared about these three teens - Charlie, Sam, and Patrick - and their story never felt cheesy. Just real, and moving, and touching. Go see this movie!


339 of 390 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Cheesiest movie ever mondo_trasho
Which Did You like better? This or Silver Lining Play book, your age? jacobthecheeseburger
Before I get it, I just want to know: Danspital
Movies that make you feel empty inside ssk2600
Probably the worst movie i've ever seen mauno5000
Took them the whole movie to track down 'Heroes' jords-3
Discuss The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?