The Perks of Being A Wallflower is a beautiful, devastating film, totally worthy of the book.I didn’t love the choice of Bowie’s Heroes for the infinite scene, particularly because I didn’t believe for one second that those characters wouldn’t have been able to identify the song. And I wish the subplot about the sister’s relationship hadn’t been cut so much. And I wish Patrick’s breakdown was given a little more screen time. But really, those are minor quibbles.
I watched the entire thing with tears of recognition dripping from my eyes. I want to see it again with my friends from high school. And I want more than ever to start writing my stories.