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Saturday Matinee “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” (2012)

Published: March 31, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa

 April 6, 2024    04:00 PM-06:00 PM EDT

Address: 310 E Kingsbridge Rd, The Bronx, NY 10458, United States

Phone: +1 718-579-4244

Saturday Matinee “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” (2012)

“The Perks of Being a Wallflower” is a poignant and relatable coming-of-age story based on Stephen Chbosky’s novel of the same name. The film follows Charlie, a shy and introverted freshman navigating the complex world of high school. He struggles with anxiety, depression, and the trauma of his past, feeling like an outsider looking in.

His life takes a turn when he meets Patrick and Sam, two seniors who welcome him into their eclectic group of friends. They introduce him to a world of music, literature, and parties, helping him come out of his shell and experience the joys and heartbreaks of adolescence.

Through his newfound friendships, Charlie begins to confront his demons and grapple with difficult issues such as mental illness, sexual abuse, and suicide. He learns the importance of self-acceptance, the power of friendship, and the beauty of finding your place in the world.

The film is praised for its honest and sensitive portrayal of teenage life. It doesn’t shy away from the darker aspects of adolescence but also celebrates the moments of joy, connection, and self-discovery. The characters are relatable and complex, each struggling with their challenges and insecurities.

Logan Lerman delivers a powerful performance as Charlie, capturing his vulnerability, intelligence, and gradual growth. Emma Watson and Ezra Miller are equally captivating as Sam and Patrick, providing Charlie with friendship and support while navigating their struggles.

“The Perks of Being a Wallflower” is a powerful reminder that even in the darkest of times, there is hope and light to be found. It encourages self-acceptance, embracing individuality, and finding solace in friendship and shared experiences. It’s a film that resonates deeply with anyone who has ever felt different or lost, offering a message of compassion, understanding, and the importance of finding your tribe.

Time: 4:00-6:00 pm EST


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