Perks Of Being A Wallflower Movie Analysis

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Trendy music is playing. Flushing bodies are swaying. Laughter is being exchanged. People are having a good time. However, there are always those one or two individuals that have their shoulders hunched against the wall, and would rather watch the fun rather than join in. While the world is in full bloom and moments come and go like weeds, they just observe. Their garden is the wall that they glue themselves to, and there is not any space for growth or for change. The Perks of Being a Wallflower's Charlie is just that: a wallflower destined to never blossom. The Perks of Being a Wallflower can be vastly appreciated because of the phenomenal acting skills, inventive cinematography, and creative soundtrack.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower, adapted
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The teenagers in the movie act similar to teenagers in real life with the same drama and problems that most teenagers find themselves dealing with at some point. Lerman does not shy away from getting emotional in The Perks of Being a Wallflower, which helps showcase teenage hormones. Throughout the film, Lerman narrates as if writing the audience a letter through a voiceover, which is packed with as much emotion and involvement as Lerman's screen time. Fans of the book will find almost no difference from the novel Charlie to the movie Charlie, which is always greatly appreciated. Watson does a stellar job in portraying the girl-of-dreams role in a very realistic way. While Charlie sees her as such, the character Sam is not perfect, and Watson executes her flaws almost flawlessly. Ezra Miller provides the right amount of comedic relief at points in the plot where a break is needed. Moreover, the comedic relief is actually comedic, and ties in with the entirely of the film. The entire group of characters in the film all have more to them than meets the eye, and the cast does a fantastic job of portraying such depth. However, the superb cinematography enhances the characters and develops their personalities as…show more content…
The setting of the film is in the the late 1990s. The songs that play throughout the movie are meant to be a playlist that could have been found on a typical 90s teenager’s cassette tapes, and the audience will be delighted to hear some old 90s classics that could possibly bring back waves of nostalgia to older viewers. For example, during the famous tunnel scene, David Bowie’s “Heroes” is heard. The lyrics to the song describes a triumphant feeling very similar to what Charlie is feeling in that moment. The lines from the first verse “I, I will be king/And you, you will be queen” symbolize how Charlie feels about Sam and what he is hoping for their relationship to
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