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 Post subject: Re: Movie: The Perks Of Being A Wallflower
PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 4:49 am 
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I've never heard of this. Am I slightly too old or something?

Probably. The book came out in like 1999 and was perfect if you were in high school.

Oh, well I was in my penultimate year of high school then...but maybe it was something that didn't really take in Australia.


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 Post subject: Re: Movie: The Perks Of Being A Wallflower
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spenno wrote:
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I've never heard of this. Am I slightly too old or something?

Probably. The book came out in like 1999 and was perfect if you were in high school.

Oh, well I was in my penultimate year of high school then...but maybe it was something that didn't really take in Australia.

I'd never heard of it either until about four months ago. I graduated in 1998, though. So maybe that's why.

But I just read it and it still works. There's a lot to relate to even if some of it feels a little far away. I'd recommend checking it out.

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 Post subject: Re: Movie: The Perks Of Being A Wallflower
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OK, I watched the trailer to make a more informed opinion and it really does look like shit. 15 year olds with such insight and wardrobe budgets. "you get the love you think you deserve." please.
it even has the token gay friend and the wild child with the pixie haircut. stab me now.
For any of you that want an honest coming of age story... go watch Stand By Me, or Say Anything or Almost Famous.

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or Jaws

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or Jaws

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 Post subject: Re: Movie: The Perks Of Being A Wallflower
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For a more informed opinion you could, ya know, read the book. The director is the author.

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OK, I watched the trailer to make a more informed opinion and it really does look like shit. 15 year olds with such insight and wardrobe budgets. "you get the love you think you deserve." please.
it even has the token gay friend and the wild child with the pixie haircut. stab me now.
For any of you that want an honest coming of age story... go watch Stand By Me, or Say Anything or Almost Famous.

Yeah, they don't even play sports or listen to pearl jam

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 Post subject: Re: Movie: The Perks Of Being A Wallflower
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cutuphalfdead wrote:
For a more informed opinion you could, ya know, read the book. The director is the author.



I'm strictly talking about the movie. Books are better than the movie 99% of the time.

Only two exceptions I can think of are Shawshank & Jaws.

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 Post subject: Re: Movie: The Perks Of Being A Wallflower
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 Post subject: Re: Movie: The Perks Of Being A Wallflower
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1. You get to play with Jakob Dylan.
2. You probably get to meet Bob Dylan.
3. You get to be another 90s revivalist band.
4. This joke's really run it's course, huh?

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 Post subject: Re: Movie: The Perks Of Being A Wallflower
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You also get to play with Jack Irons, because Jack Irons is in The Wallflowers now. Weird, huh?

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I enjoyed it, scans.

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True story: I accidentally watched Jacob Dylan for about ten minutes before I realised he wasn't Robert Randolph and I was at the wrong show.

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Hell yeah dp.

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 Post subject: Re: Movie: The Perks Of Being A Wallflower
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I enjoyed it, scans.

And now we all know Jack Irons is in the band. Which is great because I always wished success and happiness for him. And the Wallflowers. And now I might get both simultaneously.

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 Post subject: Re: Movie: The Perks Of Being A Wallflower
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Saw this today. Pretty bad movie. There are a few genuinely touching, powerful scenes, especially towards the end. But it's just so awkwardly directed. The whole thing is a mess that barely holds together. And yeah, the dialogue (which I'm assuming is taken straight from the book) is pretty bad. Emma Watson is pretty horrible. She has 0 screen presence or charisma.

The lead actor was pretty good, suitably pathetic and troubled. The actor who played the gay friend was really good too. Nick Braun's two little moments near the start were great, the only parts of the movie that made me laugh out loud.

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 Post subject: Re: Movie: The Perks Of Being A Wallflower
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that's disappointing. Good thing I didn't see it while it was in the theaters, I guess.

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how is michael cera?

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 Post subject: Re: Movie: The Perks Of Being A Wallflower
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I never got around to seeing it in the theater either.

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