The Perks of Being a Wallflower

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Released 2012

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Director:
Stephen Chbosky
Released:
2012
Rating:
PG-13

A loner, introverted freshman high school student is taken under the wing of two seniors who show him the ropes to life and happiness during adolescence, all the while writing a series of letters to an anonymous girl.

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  • 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    The movie is tough-minded: It zeroes in on Patrick's anger at dating a closeted football star, and it doesn't let Charlie off the hook for his cruelty or self-pity.

  • 75

    ReelViews James Berardinelli

    The Perks of Being a Wallflower tweaks the formula just enough to remain fresh and offer something a little new. It's sad, funny, warm, and nostalgic - kind of like high school, re...

  • 50

    The Hollywood Reporter

    A heartfelt but rather generic coming-of-age dramedy.

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