Wednesday, 10 October 2012

The Perks of Being a Walfflower

This is a terrific movie about the power and need for kindness and friendship. I wept almost from beginning to end.  It is not, however, sentimental.  It takes a first-rate storytelling ability to render good people interesting, and this is what the director-writer, Stephen Chbosky, obviously drawing on his own experience of teenagerdom, has achieved with aplomb.  A grown-up movie for the youthful and reminder to those of us no longer so of what it was like, both the good and the bad.

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