Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)


Perks of Being a Wallflower is a story about a high school freshman trying to find his place while coping with the suicide of a friend and finding his first love.

Charlie is an outsider, but upon entering high school he is taken under the wings of a couple seniors, who help him come out of his shell a bit and deal with some of the issues he’s experienced.

Oh, and his first love is Hermione. So WANDS AT THE READY!

Perks of Being a Wallflower

Stephen Chbosky wrote the novel, screenplay and is directing Perks of Being a Wallflower. He actually wrote the screenplay for Rent a few years back, and he wrote/executive produced Jericho a few years back, but Chbosky doesn’t have a ton of other experience. He isn’t a total newbie though.

Perks of Being a Wallflower Trailer

Perks of Being a Wallflower Release Date

TBA 2012.


Who’s In It?

  Emma Watson … Sam
  Nina Dobrev … Candace
  Paul Rudd … Bill
  Logan Lerman … Charlie
  Mae Whitman … Mary Elizabeth
  Dylan McDermott … Father
  Melanie Lynskey … Aunt Helen
  Ezra Miller … Patrick
  Kate Walsh … Mother
  Johnny Simmons … Brad
  Nicholas Braun … Derek
  Reece Thompson … Craig
  Zane Holtz … Charlie’s Brother
  Julia Garner … Susan

What’s Good About It?

Logan Lerman is coming along as a young actor, and while he has yet to be a smash success, it’s clear that the studios have faith in him. He was the lead in Percy Jackson and the Olympians, which was hoped to be the next Harry Potter, and he was D’Artagnan in the latest Three Musketeers film.

Both underperformed, but they were potentially blockbusters. He was also on the short list to play Spider-Man in this summer’s reboot, so he has huge potential. Perks of Being a Wallflower seems to be his chance to show his indie stripes, and with Emma Watson also having a role, there’s a lot to be said for the film.

What’s Bad About It?

I don’t fully trust the writer/director, Chbosky. I feel like he has some real clout in Hollywood, which may be why the film was made moreso than because it’s good.

Our Clever Prediction

I don’t expect big things from Perks of Being a Wallflower, but these types of films seem to be more fluky and difficult to predict (in terms of box office success) than your summer blockbusters. Maybe it’ll be the next 500 Days of Summer. I doubt it, but it might. I need a trailer first.