Rating: 8.5/10

It’s something like Juno, just way much better.

Charlie is the nerdy geek at high school. He gets straight As, does extra essay assignments, and sits alone in the cafeteria. He never kissed a girl, never has a girlfriend, and he’s bullied at school.

And oh, his best friend shot himself before high school.

Then, he met Sam and Patrick.

And they accept Charlie into the group.

Together, they go to parties. They have fun. Charlie starts to get better, but being in high school, something always happens.

Patrick’s gay. Sam’s dating a deuche. Charlie got a clingy girlfriend he never intended to like. Friendships break. Jealousy. Fights. Dramas. Love. Life.

And after done is done, Charlie needs to face his buried past in order to move forward.

Perks of being a wallflower is not-your-usual high school movie. It’s way better. It’s not only about parties, puppy loves, and grades; it’s about life, choices, and relationships.

And it’s worth it to watch even if it’s just to see Emma Watson.

I highly recommend this movie. I don’t want to give any spoilers, so I’ll just leave you with this quote:

“We accept the love we think we deserve.”
– Perks of being a wallflower

And I think, it’s very true.