Logan Lerman & Emma Watson in 'Perks of Being a Wallflower' Trailer

June 3, 2012
Source: MTV

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

The time is finally here. After the novel The Perks of Being a Wallflower hit shelves in 1999, it has since become a controversial piece of writing from author Stephen Chbosky as it has appeared on the American Library Associations list of most challenged books to keep away from schools and kids because of its treatment of drugs, homosexuality, sex and suicide. Well, now the story is hitting the big screen written and directed by Chbosky himself with Logan Lerman (Percy Jackson and the Olympians) and Emma Watson (the Harry Potter franchise) in the lead roles. Looks like it might actually be a worthy adaptation.

Here's the first trailer for Stephen Chbosky's The Perks of Being a Wallflower, originally via MTV:

Based on the critically acclaimed novel written by Stephen Chbosky (who previously wrote the screenplay for the big screen adaptation of Rent), who also writes and directs this adaptation, The Perks of Being a Wallflower 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 belong. Ezra Miller, Paul Rudd, Mae Whitman, Melanie Lynskey, Kate Walsh, Dylan McDermott, Johnny Simmons and Nicholas Braun also star in the film Summit Entertainment sends to theaters on September 14th.

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Reader Feedback - 21 Comments



beevis on Jun 3, 2012


emma is still hot with the hair cut

Daniel 'Ranger Danger' Felts on Jun 3, 2012


I love this book so much! I can't wait for the movie to come out!

Camrynlloyd on Jun 3, 2012


Looks like some awful hipster crap.

Nielsen700 on Jun 3, 2012


The book changed my life and has a message of love and brutal honesty in a world obsessed with political correctness.  It discusses the dangerous situations teenagers find themselves in everyday while illustrating that most of them don't have the mental prowess to handle these situations yet.  It came out back before I knew what a hipster was and I can guarantee you that if you read the book as a teenager it will open up your mind and make you more tolerant of those around you.  It will make you stop judging everyone and lead you down a path of loving everyone.

peloquin on Jun 4, 2012


as far as this type of movie - i really liked "thirteen"........but, this looks too cliche to me.

beevis on Jun 4, 2012


Any other Pittsburghers out there you do not do that in the Liberty tubes...

heygirlhey on Jun 3, 2012


Coming of age dramas are a tough sell. This one looks better than most of the other garbage that's out there, but I'm not into it personally.

Quanah on Jun 3, 2012


 Read the book, it's actually very good.

Aeelliot on Jun 3, 2012



Crapola on Jun 3, 2012


Yea, why not. Looks good. I feel like I may read the book as well.

mawria on Jun 4, 2012


No go for UK viewers :/...any other alternative links?

Ayotunde Afolabi on Jun 4, 2012


Looks interesting. I'm in!

Nathalie Cantacuzino on Jun 4, 2012


It looks very different than I imagined it would - read the book in high school & fell in love. Crossing my fingers that this will translate well to the big screen!

Teacherkid on Jun 4, 2012


Um...High School isn't like that. Murder eyes at 2:05. Looks okay.

Xerxexx on Jun 4, 2012


i had friends that worshiped this book when we were going through high school. I never gave the book a read but only heard good things. Sadly, im not to interested in this movie adaptation.

DoomCanoe on Jun 4, 2012


i really loved the book but i don't know, the only thing that looks good in the is Ezra Miller, he looks really good!

Angelicafun on Jun 4, 2012


ezra miller (from "we need to talk about kevin") in a much different role, I like it!!

Thomas Stalcup Jr on Jun 4, 2012


The book is utterly fantastic and though this trailer didn't do it for me, the fact that it was written and directed by Stephen Chbosky gives me hope that he'll represent his own book very well on the big screen. Give the book a read, everyone!

JesseH on Jun 4, 2012


Charlie is too old and too "cool."  He does not come across as a completely socially awkward weirdo... which will make the whole point of the story a tough sell.  

Kevin on Jun 6, 2012


Logan Lerman and Ezra Miller, two hot Jews in one movie.

Shelby Laure on Jun 24, 2012

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