Words by Naomi Jeffreys
The Perks of Being a Wallflower, what can one say? It is an adaptation of Stephen Chbosky’s novel of the same name. It stars Logan Lerman (The Butterfly Effect), Emma Watson (Harry Potter series) and Erza Miller (City Island) and is directed by Stephen Chbosky.
IMDB’s brief synopsis of the film: ‘An introvert freshman is taken under the wings of two seniors who welcome him to the real world.’
The reviews are in from the Toronto Film Festival, Exclaim! blog said: ‘It’s rare that a film adaptation can completely encapsulate a book’s essence, yet in this case, Stephen Chbosky does a masterful job with his screenplay and direction.’ Whilst Collider.com said: ‘The filmmaker has the beating emotional heart of the characters, and there’s not a single false moment in the film. Every character in Wallflower seems like a real human being rather than a jumble of neuroses and affectations.’
So far, so good. Clearly this film will get a lot of press coverage due to the mega star that is Emma Watson, starring in her first role since the Harry Potter phenomenon. She dons an American accent, loses the wand and cloak, but is still stuck inside the school environment. Whether or not she can prove she is made of sterner stuff remains to be seen.
Check out the Red Carpet images of The Perks of Being a Wallflower Cast: