The PG-13 Rated film, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, showing Jan. 27, is a coming of age story that resonates with teens and adults. The film is based on a novel of the same title by Stephen Chbosky that has garnered a cult following. Remarkably, Chbosky is also the screenwriter and director of the film.
The story takes place in a suburb of Pittsburgh during the early 1990s where Charlie is a freshman in high school. Charlie is the eponymous wallflower of the story, an unconventional thinker, and in the beginning shy and unpopular. Struggling to fit in somewhere he makes friends with several other outsiders at the school and a teacher who help him discover that it’s OK to be yourself.
The star-studded film includes Logan Lerman as Charlie, Emma Watson, Ezra Miller, Mae Whitman, Paul Rudd and Dylan McDermott.