The Perks of Being a Wallflower

The Perks of Being a Wallflower
The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Year

2012

Duration

98 minutes

Genres

Coming of Age, Drama

Language

English

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Synopsis

The joys and heartbreaks of growing up are beautifully handled in this captivating coming-of-age story that balances emotion with humour. Set in the early 1990s, it follows teen outsider Charlie as he attempts to survive his first year of high school. Initially, he's a shy 'wallflower', watching everything from the sidelines, until free-spirited senior Sam and her stepbrother Patrick take him under their wing. Soon Charlie's having fun, partying hard and falling in love, while in the classroom, his favourite teacher feeds his dreams of becoming a writer. But beneath Charlie's new confidence is a persistent sadness that begins to resurface when his older friends start preparing to leave for college.

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12 Classification

Contains moderate sex references, drug use and one use of strong language

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