Preview: The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)


An awkward teen finds friendship in an unlikely pair of social outcasts.

  • Poster: C+


Too much headspace creates an distancing effect, leaving the audience with too little imagination to fill in the blank. The purpose of such a device is poorly used on this type of film.

  • Trailer: B+


This looks like a genuine sleeper possibility. It looks sweet, charming and fun.

Oscar Prospects:

It's too soon to tell. The September berth is going to hurt its chances without strong support from critics and year-end awards.

Release Date:

  • September 14, 2012