IMDb > The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012) More at IMDbPro »

Photos (See all 55 | slideshow) Videos (see all 5)
The Perks of Being a Wallflower -- Freshman Charlie is a loner until he falls under the spell of the free-spirited Sam and her fearless stepbrother, Patrick, in this adaptation of Stephen Chbosky's best-selling novel.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower -- An introverted high-school freshman is taken under the wings of two seniors who welcome him to the real world.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower -- Watch a clip from The Perks of Being a Wallflower.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower -- Trailer for The Perks of Being a Wallflower
The Perks of Being a Wallflower -- Clip: A Toast To Charlie


User Rating:
8.1/10   308,296 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Down 6% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Stephen Chbosky (screenplay)
Stephen Chbosky (book)
View company contact information for The Perks of Being a Wallflower on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
12 October 2012 (USA) See more »
We are infinite. See more »
An introvert freshman is taken under the wings of two seniors who welcome him to the real world. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
21 wins & 44 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Exceptionally Infinite See more (420 total) »


  (Cast overview, first billed only)

Logan Lerman ... Charlie

Dylan McDermott ... Father

Kate Walsh ... Mother

Patrick de Ledebur ... Senior Bully

Johnny Simmons ... Brad

Brian Balzerini ... Linebacker

Tom Kruszewski ... Nose Tackle

Nina Dobrev ... Candace

Nicholas Braun ... Ponytail Derek

Julia Garner ... Susan

Ezra Miller ... Patrick

Tom Savini ... Mr. Callahan

Emily Marie Callaway ... Mean Freshman Girl (as Emily Callaway)

Paul Rudd ... Mr. Anderson

Chelsea Zhang ... Shakespeare Girl
See more »

Additional Details

Also Known As:
Rated PG-13 on appeal for mature thematic material, drug and alcohol use, sexual content including references, and a fight - all involving teens
102 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:M | Brazil:14 | Canada:14A (Alberta/Ontario/Maritimes) | Canada:PG (British Columbia/Manitoba) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Chile:14 | Germany:12 | Hong Kong:IIB | Ireland:15A | Italy:T | Japan:G | Mexico:B15 | Netherlands:12 | Norway:11 | Peru:14 | Philippines:R-13 | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:NC-16 | South Korea:15 | Sweden:11 (DVD rating) | UK:12A | USA:PG-13 (certificate #47447)

Did You Know?

The picture inside Charlie's school locker (when he wears his Christmas suit to school) is the singer Johnnie Ray. At the school dance when Sam & Patrick perform "the living room routine" to Dexys Midnight Runners's Come on, Eileen, the first line of the song is: "Poor ol' Johnny Ray..."See more »
Revealing mistakes: When Charlie is drinking the milkshake made by Sam, the contents in the glass does not move at all as he moves it around when talking to people.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...
See more »
Hot WaxSee more »


What are the songs used in the trailer?
What did Aunt Helen do to Charlie?
What's the deal with the Rocky Horror Picture Show?
See more »
234 out of 287 people found the following review useful.
Exceptionally Infinite, 27 June 2012
Author: darwegener from United States

Stephen Chbosky has taken his exceptional novel and made it an extraordinary film. As the opening credit rolled I was impressed with the quality of the cast including Emma Watson, Paul Rudd, Kate Walsh, and Dylan McDermott. And to top it off, Joan Cusak is there as well.

This is a story of coming of age and coming to terms of a boy entering high school and adulthood. Freshman Charlie (Logan Lerman) almost by accident becomes friends with Patrick (Ezra Miller) and his stepsister Sam (Emma Watson). Soon he is hanging out learning about the ins and outs of being a teen. But there is something that is left unsaid, is it about his last best friend or his aunt.

Chbosky must have been blessed by John Hughes. Not only capturing this timeless story with every word and sight, the film's soundtrack blows me away. Not many can take a book of such depth and keep the heart and soul of it alive, but it happened here. Go to the theatre and see it. Check out the book and read it. But most of all, Stay Infinite!

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (420 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
DELETED SCENE: "Charlie's Best Friend Michael" jeromeclarke6775
Which Did You like better? This or Silver Lining Play book, your age? jacobthecheeseburger
A MÚSICA NO CARRO fnfreita-18-982822
Cheesiest movie ever mondo_trasho
So.. What are the 'perks' of being a wallflower? dailykpop
So did Charlie and Sam? *Spoilers* nickdedarter
See more »


If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
Totally F***ed Up Splendor in the Grass Madame Bovary Anna Karenina The Reader
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Drama section IMDb USA section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.