Last summer or fall, I don’t remember when, my son came home from the movies raving about the writing, the acting and the soundtrack “Best use of ‘Heroes’ in a movie, ever.”
So when the movie came out on DVD last week I watched it. And watched it again.
The tension! The acting! The story! Oh, yes, and the music! My text to the boy: “Best use of ‘Come On, Eileen’ in a movie, ever.”
The movie? Perks of Being a Wallflower. It was absolutely wonderful, the story of a freshman who goes to school but finds himself isolated from everyone because of something that happened the previous year. He takes a chance and finds a wonderful friendship with two seniors, naturally falling in love with Emma Watson (who was terrific).
I texted Josh because it was hard to place the time period based on the music and fashion. It’s not set today. He said early 90s, but it seemed like an 80s setting. You tell me what you think.
There’s language and situations, so it’s not for everyone, but I watched it twice and loved it even better the second time. And bought the soundtrack.
Have you seen it? What did you think?