Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Day One: What was the last movie you saw in the cinema?

Perks of Being a Wallflower was the last movie I saw in the cinemas.

I promise not to give away the plot for my friends that haven't seen it yet.

But holy shit it was one of the best movies I've seen this year.
I read the book back in high school and was an instant fan. It was quirky, moving, thoughtful, and just really good. When I read it was being made into a movie, I was excited. Then I heard Logan Lerman and Emma Watson were going to be in it and I literally couldn't wait to see it.

I read a review that called Perks a modern classic, and I completely agree. To cover so many difficult topics in a book is one thing. To do it on screen is something totally different. I LOVE that the author, Stephen Chbosky, wrote the screenplay, produced and directed the film, because that's what made the movie such a success. I left the cinema almost in tears. The characters pulled on my heartstrings and the story moved me just as much as it did the first time I read it. The young cast was able to do such a phenomenal job, especially Ezra Miller as Patrick and Logan as Charlie.

Also, the soundtrack is great too. I've been thinking about buying it...

Seriously, please go see it. I know you will love it.

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