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TIFF Teaser: The Perks of Being a Wallflower, a teen movie with real depth (we hope)

The presence of Emma Watson (better known as Hermione Granger) ensures that The Perks of Being a Wallflower will appeal to the Harry Potter set, but will the film also appease the now-adult outsiders who embraced Stephen Chbosky’s YA novel back in 1999? The fact that Chbosky both wrote and directed the adaptation bodes well. Sure, the trailer contains a few stale teen movie tropes (the kind English teacher, the outcast sitting alone at a cafeteria table), but if Chbosky can replicate the insight, emotional depth and humour of the book, all will be forgiven. If not, the ’90s-era soundtrack should still make for a pleasant bout of nostalgia.

  • Megan

    This movie was so good!!! It’s a must see and a will love!

  • Alexandera

    I’m so confused… I was really looking forward to this movie and it was suppose to come out on September 21st, then (for reasons unknown to me) it was pushed back to September 28th. However I just checked the Cinipex website for Sept. 28 and The Perks of being a Wallflower was not listed as playing that day. Now there is talk of it being moved to October? CAN I GET A DEFINITE DATE PLEASE! I’m losing my mind!

 

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