Monday, September 24, 2012

Movie Monday: "The Perks of Being a Wallflower"

I love books (clearly) and I love movies, so I thought it would be fun to feature more book-to-movie info on Steph's Stacks. I would love to hear about some of your most anticipated book-to-movie releases!

The Perks of Being a Wallflower was released last Friday (9/21/12) to wide critical and viewer acclaim. I recently bought the book and can't wait to dig in. After everything I've heard about the movie, I don't know if I can wait until I finish the book before I check it out!

Standing on the fringes of life... offers a unique perspective. But there comes a time to see what it looks like from the dance floor.

This haunting novel about the dilemma of passivity vs. passion marks the stunning debut of a provocative new voice in contemporary fiction: The Perks of Being a Wallflower.

This is the story of what it's like to grow up in high school. More intimate than a diary, Charlie's letters are singular and unique, hilarious and devastating. We may not know where he lives. We may not know to whom he is writing. All we know is the world he shares. Caught between trying to live his life and trying to run from it puts him on a strange course through uncharted territory. The world of first dates and mixed tapes, family dramas and new friends. The world of sex, drugs, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show, when all one requires is that perfect song on that perfect drive to feel infinite.

Through Charlie, Stephen Chbosky has created a deeply affecting coming-of-age story, a powerful novel that will spirit you back to those wild and poignant roller coaster days known as growing up.

“We accept the love we think we deserve.”


“Things change. And friends leave. Life doesn't stop for anybody.”


“So, I guess we are who we are for alot of reasons. And maybe we'll never know most of them. But even if we don't have the power to choose where we come from, we can still choose where we go from there. We can still do things. And we can try to feel okay about them.”

Writers: Stephen Chbosky (novel), Stephen Chbosky (screenplay)

Stars:Logan Lerman, Emma Watson and Ezra Miller

A funny and touching coming-of-age story based on the beloved best-selling novel by Stephen Chbosky, THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER is a modern classic that captures the dizzying highs and crushing lows of growing up. Starring Logan Lerman, Emma Watson and Ezra Miller, THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER is a moving tale of love, loss, fear and hope—and the unforgettable friends that help us through life. - From the Official Website

Buzz is "certified fresh" with an 80% critics rating on Rotten Tomatoes and an astounding 91% audience rating.

"An occasionally funny, sometimes grim and all-in-all fairly adult look at privileged kids with sometimes awful lives, marred by abuse, drugs, depression, bullying and homophobia." - Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger - Full Review

"One of the most honest and assured teen dramas in recent memory." - Jason Buchanan, TV Guide's Movie Guide - Full Review

Next Week:

CBS' Elementary
Starring Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu. Based on the Sherlock Holmes series by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

ABC's 666 Park Avenue
Starring Vanessa Williams and Terry O'Quinn. Based on 666 Park Avenue by Gabriella Pierce.

What book-to-movie adaptation are you excited to see? Feel free to share in the comments below!

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