Lets start off by saying that Perks of being a Wallflower is our generation's catcher in the rye with elements of the great gatsby. Of course when I mean OUR generation, I mean the generation that was born in the 80's and raised in the 90s. I remember when this book came out and what a big deal it meant. It was showing the reality of being a teenager and coming out of your shell with the help of people that will change your life forever.We all have stories, we all in some way, shape or form have been Charlie. Making a film of such a beautiful story could only be told by the author himself Stephen Chbosky.
To put into words what the film meant to me just brings a huge sense of emotions. The story was true to the book in the best form hollywood would allow. The music was impeccable. The cast was just brillaint. Everything about this film brought to life the emotions you felt in your head when you read the book. Logan Lerman did a fantastic job of being Charlie and I couldn't tell you how many times I cried at the end of the film. It wasn't saddness it was almost just this complete beautiful lonileness and the realization that no matter how many times you've felt alone you will always have people to be there for you.
If you're fans of the book, or even if you haven't read the book I advise you to please not only see this film but read the book. You will not be disappointed.