Emma Watson’s ‘The Perks Of Being a Wallflower’: The Reviews Are In!

Still deciding whether to go and see Emma Watson’s new film, The Perks of Being a Wallflower? Well maybe a snippet of the reviews might help you in our review roundup.

Based on the best-selling novel by Stephen Chbosky (who also directs the film) The Perks of Being a Wallflower is about 15-year-old Charlie coping with first love and the suicide of his best friend, whilst dealing with his own mental illness. “First-time writer-director Stephen Chbosky adapts his young-adult bestseller with far more passion than skill, which suits familiar scenes of adolescent awkwardness aptly enough,” writes Rob Nelson of Variety. And the love for Chbosky doesn’t end there: “Screenwriter/director Chbosky deserves credit for insisting on adapting a story he knows best, and he takes a heartfelt, if hardly visionary, approach,” says Elizabeth Weitzman of The New York Daily News.

Pretty good, huh? Well not quite: “It's all frightfully familiar - as if teens sitting around the campfire need to be told the same story every night - until the last 15 mins., when this Cocoa Puffs movie reveals an underlayer of arsenic,” Richard Corliss writes in a fairly damning review for Time Magazine. “You can feel Chbosky's blood, sweat and tears oozing out of this highly personal project, but that holy trinity of fluids isn't enough to wash away the sense that you've seen this before-many, many, many times,” says James Berardinelli on Reelviews, also slating the films lack of originality. So there you have it: ‘so so’. Looks like you’ll have to make your own mind up, and it’s always more fun that way anyway, isn’t it?


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