High school movies suck. They’re filled with hyper-cynical assholes who only care about getting laid. (Wait, that sounds like me. Holy shit, maybe I do love high school movies!)
It’s always a treat when a film comes along and just goes against the norms. The Perks of Being A Wallflower is the antidote to the poison that is teen movies. It’s sweet, sincere and captures the confusion of being so young and stupid at the same time.
I have to admit though, at first I was confused at what film I walked into. Hermione Granger was there guiding a blacked haired little moppet. I kept expecting them to hop on a broom and fly off into the sunset.
That didn’t happen. But this film is not without magic.