An introvert freshman is taken under the wings of two seniors who welcome him to the real world.
Release Year: 2012
Rating: 7.7/10 (2,130 voted)
Critic's Score: 52/100
Stars: Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Ezra Miller
Storyline Based on the novel written by Stephen Chbosky, this is about 15-year-old Charlie (Logan Lerman), an endearing and naive outsider, coping with first love (Emma Watson), the suicide of his best friend, and his own mental illness while struggling to find a group of people with whom he belongs. The introvert freshman is taken under the wings of two seniors, Sam and Patrick, who welcome him to the real world.
Writers: Stephen Chbosky, Stephen Chbosky
Cast: Logan Lerman
Patrick de Ledebur
Emily Marie Callaway
Mean Freshman Girl
(as Emily Callaway)
Chelsea T. Zhang
(as Chelsea Zhang)
Was originally rated R by the MPAA for "teen drug and alcohol use, and some sexual references" but was later changed to PG-13 after an appeal for "mature thematic material, drug and alcohol use, sexual content including references, and a fight - all involving teens"
In all of the cafeteria scenes, the food pyramid posters that can be seen on the walls are the updated 2011 versions, not the ones they would have had in 1991 and 1992.
Do you like football? Patrick:
Be aggressive Passive aggressive
Stephen Chbosky has taken his exceptional novel and made it an
extraordinary film. As the opening credit rolled I was impressed with
the quality of the cast including Emma Watson, Paul Rudd, Kate Walsh,
and Dylan McDermott. And to top it off, Joan Cusak is there as well.
This is a story of coming of age and coming to terms of a boy entering
high school and adulthood. Freshman Charlie (Logan Lerman) almost by
accident becomes friends with Patrick (Ezra Miller) and his stepsister
Sam (Emma Watson). Soon he is hanging out learning about the ins and
outs of being a teen. But there is something that is left unsaid, is it
about his last best friend or his aunt.
Chbosky must have been blessed by John Hughes. Not only capturing this
timeless story with every word and sight, the film's soundtrack blows
me away. Not many can take a book of such depth and keep the heart and
soul of it alive, but it happened here. Go to the theatre and see it.
Check out the book and read it. But most of all, Stay Infinite!