Cast: Logan Lerman, Emma Watson and Ezra Miller
Director and Writer: Stephen Chbosky
Setting: 1991-1992 school year
I have plans long ago to read this book however I was busy hoarding other books. Hehe. Finally I watched this movie and I can’t even describe an adjective for this. The story is about a young lad Charlie. He is a freshman and describes his daily activities in school but he wrote it on a private diary. He’s having a hard time coping up with his other classmates and didn’t even have a single friend on the 1st day. He is an introvert, reserve and quiet young boy. He was a smart kid though; he loves literature and has good taste on music.
Charlie met two seniors Patrick and her step-sister Sam. Sam and Patrick were his best buddies during his freshman year. Charlie experienced his 1st date, 1st kiss and his 1st experienced on drugs and drinking. He has a wonderful and supportive family. He enjoys going out with his friends though they’re seniors they never treated him different. He has a crush on Sam however he only showed these through mix tapes that he made especially for her. But Charlie has a secret that he repressed all through his life and his family does not know about it. They thought it was because of what happened to his best friend who committed suicide but it was more than that. At the end of the movie he has a mental breakdown and got hospitalized. But Charlie’s life is just beginning to unfold before his eyes and finally opening himself to the real world. And that he’s not gonna be a wallflower again.
I would agree that this is a modern classic movie. It was striking and will keep you on the edge of your seat. I was however loves Patrick character here played by Ezra Miller from We Need to Talk about Kevin movie which is also great one. He is truly a promising actor I didn't expect he was that flexible handling different roles. I admired him so much; he has a bright future ahead of him. Sam played by our very own Hermione in Harry Potter series, Emma Watson. She blooms into a very good actress. The protagonist Charlie is played by Logan Lerman from Percy Jackson. I haven’t watched a lot of his movies and can’t judge his way of acting but on this movie he has potential. For me character, cinematography and story wise it was absolutely perfect. This movie deserves an award. I have to read it now to see if it does great justice to the book. 10 stars for this!