Adapted from the best-selling novel by Stephen Chbosky. Charlie is 15 years old and he is dreading going back to high school of 1991. He’s a shy outsider and he wonders if he will ever have any friends or will he be a lunch loner all year. He meets Patrick and his stepsister Sam, Patrick is definitely not an outsider and neither is Sam. Charlie wants to be a writer and his favorite teacher is his literature teacher. Everything starts to go well until he begins dating Sam’s friend Mary Elizabeth.
There is a veiled secret throughout this film that you don’t find out about until almost the end. There are some hints along the way but they seem just thrown out there in passing so you cannot connect the dots. This is a drawback plus it is definitely geared for a high school audience. My next question is how did everyone get so polished? 3* (This movie is OK)
103 min, Drama directed by Steve Chbosky with Emma Watson, Ezra Miller, Logan Lerman, Kate Walsh, Dylan McDermott, Johnny Simmons, Nina Dobrev.
Note: Blockbuster 4*, imdb 8.1 out of 10, 85% critic 90% audience on Rotten Tomatoes.
Special Note: A good bit of advice included in this film is that we “accept the love we think we deserve.”