How can a movie tastefully depict teen angst without exhausting its viewers? This is the challenge that The Perks of Being a Wallflower, the film adaptation of the novel by Stephen Chbosky, who also wrote and directed the film, constantly wrestles with.
Published in 1999, Stephen Chbosky’s first novel, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, received critical acclaim and became a cult favorite for its depiction of teenage life and the introversion and awkwardness that accompanies it.
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Logan Lerman, 20, the young star of The Three Musketeers and 3:10 to Yuma, now appears as main character Charlie in the Stephen Chbosky-directed The Perks of Being a Wallflower, also starring Dylan McDermott, Kate Walsh, Ezra Miller, Paul Rudd and Emma Watson.
More than two dozen stabs at a cinematic translation of Alexandre Dumas' epic saga of swashbuckling romance and intense camaraderie exist on record, some dating back as early as turn-of-the-century.