I’ve just returned from watching The Perks of Being a Wallflower at Cineworld on Fulham Road and I feel quite compelled to write about it. Why? Because it is the most endearing story I have watched in the cinema in quite a while.
It is also the most truthful one in a long time too. Garden State truthful – in the way it’s full of nuggets of wisdom that make you think ‘oh yeah’ rather than wow, that’s trying to be deep.
It has an indie feel and the performances are brilliant – Emma Watson included. The main characters work great ensemble whilst they also each have their special moment.
But the thing with truth is that there is also the other side – the unspoken secrets that rise to the surface. So, this isn’t entirely all singing and dancing but there is still a life-affirming quality to it and cinematically it is full of wonder.
I loved it! x
ps – The soundtrack is fantastic too!