the perks of being a wallflower cast
147 of 226 people found this review helpful. A clean-cut high school student relies on the school's rumor mill to advance her social and financial standing. Sam instructs Patrick to drive through a tunnel, so she can stand up in the back of the pickup while the music blasts. In 1980s Italy, romance blossoms between a seventeen-year-old student and the older man hired as his father's research assistant. [22] On May 19, 2011, it was announced that Ezra Miller had joined the film. [11], Charlie was loosely based on Chbosky himself. The novel took him just four months to write while the script took him a year. Logan Lerman stars as a teenager named Charlie who writes to an unnamed friend, and these epistles chronicle his trials, tribulations, and triumphs as he goes through his first year of high school. The film depicts his struggles with his, unknown to him, post-traumatic stress disorder, as he goes through his journey in high school making new friends. [10], The story began when Chbosky was in school, evolving from another book on which he was working. [7] In that book he wrote the sentence, "I guess that's just one of the perks of being a wallflower", which led him to realize "that somewhere in that ... was the kid I was really trying to find. (uncredited), Church congregation [38] The film continued to expand on September 28, 2012, with a nationwide release on October 5, 2012. (uncredited), Millgrove Football Player #15 He calls his sister, blaming himself for Helen's death, and admits he may have wanted it to happen. Patrick recommends Charlie stay away from the group for a while; the isolation causes him to sink back into depression. Even a German film company, I don't know the name of the company, but they wanted to buy it and turn it into a German film, which I would love to have seen, in an alternate universe kind of way. But equally fine are her co-stars: Ezra Miller, who plays the gay character Patrick as something messy and unusual; Paul Rudd, as their English teacher, is refreshingly thoughtful. Some of them are not known by a whole lot of people. [28], The film also has scenes within Pittsburgh city limits inside the Fort Pitt Tunnel, Fort Pitt Bridge on Interstate 376 and on Mount Washington. Release Dates Sam is accepted into Penn State, and breaks up with Craig on prom night after learning he is cheating on her. Dance Attendee [21] On May 9, 2011, Kate Walsh announced that she was cast in the film as Charlie's mother and had begun filming. [24] Initial filming began in Pittsburgh's South Hills, including South Park, Upper St. Clair, and Peters Township High School. The filmmakers appealed and the MPAA changed it to PG-13 for "mature thematic material, drug and alcohol use, sexual content including references, and a fight—all involving teens". The introvert freshman is taken under the wings of two seniors, Sam and Patrick, who welcome him to the real world. Filming & Production Charlie is uneasy about beginning his freshman year of high school; he is shy and has difficulty making friends, but connects with his English teacher, Mr. Anderson. Based on the novel written by Stephen Chbosky, this is about 15-year-old Charlie (Logan Lerman), an endearing and naive outsider, coping with first love (Emma Watson), the suicide of his best friend, and his own mental illness while struggling to find a group of people with whom he belongs. [25][26], The Rocky Horror Picture Show scenes were filmed at The Hollywood Theater in Dormont[27] after Chbosky learned that the theater was re-opening; he had seen The Rocky Horror Picture Show there when he was younger. by Stephen Chbosky. Cast (in credits order) complete, awaiting verification. Sam realizes that Charlie has no other friends, so she and Patrick bring Charlie into their group. (uncredited), Paying Restaurant Patron Lerman, best known f[or] the Percy Jackson series, shines as Charlie, a role that demands he be immediately likeable while still holding onto some deep darkness that can't be fully revealed until the end. On their way home the three hear an unknown song on the radio. [3][41][42], On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 86% based on 165 reviews, with an average rating of 7.46/10. I feel due to lack of advertisement that it will be overlooked with other big blockbuster films but I totally related to this film and LOVED IT !!! In January 2011, Summit acquired distribution rights. Official Sites [31] The score album was released September 25, 2012. Things get more challenging when Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own. The film received positive reviews from critics, with praise for Chbosky's screenplay and direction, the acting (particularly that of Lerman, Watson, and Miller), soundtrack, execution of its topics, and emotional weight. A pretty, popular teenager can't go out on a date until her ill-tempered older sister does. "[49], Some critics had a less favorable response to the film, with the main criticism being that the portrayal of teenage issues is idealized and the casting uninspired. (uncredited), Hollywood Theater Patron The Perks of Being a Wallflower He experiences flashbacks of his Aunt Helen, who died in a car accident on his seventh birthday. An introvert freshman is taken under the wings of two seniors who welcome him to the real world. Charlie has a huge … His sister realizes he is in distress and calls the police. (uncredited), High School Student I haven't even heard about this film until I was invited to a screening...saw the trailer and really wanted to see it but the trailer does not do it justice. Logan Lerman. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. Technical Specs, See agents for this cast & crew on IMDbPro, Policeman Miller also plays against his most recent performance, which was as the tightly wound eponymous teenage psychopath in We Need to Talk About Kevin, to deliver a giddy, scene-stealing turn as Patrick. [48], Allison M. Lyzenga of My Film Habit praised the film saying "This movie especially recognizes that even while high-school can be a battlefield of insecurity and bullying, you can find allies to help you through the struggle. [7] He rewrote it into two more drafts, concluding the published version in the summer of 1998. A middle-aged husband's life changes dramatically when his wife asks him for a divorce. (uncredited), High School Student / Fort Pitt Tunnel, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. Use the HTML below. Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Rated PG-13 on appeal for mature thematic material, drug and alcohol use, sexual content including references, and a fight - all involving teens, The Umbrella Academy: 10 Weird Character Inconsistencies Fans Noticed, 'Maara' is a reinterpretation of Malayalam film 'Charlie': Director Dhilip intv, 'Android Kattappa’, Telugu version of ‘Android Kunjappan Version 5.25’, now streaming, Everything Coming to Netflix in April 2020, The Top 200 Movies as Rated by Women on IMDb in 2018, 45 Young Adult Movies As Ranked by Teen IMDb Users, Top 15 Romance Movies From the Past 35 Years as Ranked by IMDb Users. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Perks_of_Being_a_Wallflower_(film) Chbosky had always intended to adapt the novel to film, but did not rush to do so. Patrick tells Charlie that Brad is closeted, so Charlie agrees to keep it a secret. Since he wrote The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Chbosky aspired to adapt it into a film, calling this a "lifelong dream of his". [23], The film was shot in the Pittsburgh metropolitan area from May 9 to June 29, 2011. ... Charlie. Brad claims he was jumped and beaten up, and distances himself from Patrick, calling him a faggot. At a regular Rocky Horror Picture Show performance, Charlie is asked to fill in for Sam's boyfriend Craig, who is not there. The film, shot in the Pittsburgh areafrom May 9 to June 29, … View production, box office, & company info. The night Charlie is released from the hospital he is visited by Sam and Patrick. Brad shows up to school with bruises on his face after being caught by his father having sex with Patrick. And they have shared their favourites with me.

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