So I wasn’t sure if there would be a blog entry this week. Truth be told I have not exactly had the best two weeks. I don’t want to go into it but safe to say nothing short of an amazing experience would put me on this website. Little did I know I would get one from an unexpected place.
I went to Barnes and Nobles yesterday hoping to purchase Silver Lining Playbook. I had a rare coupon so it would have worked itself out to be the same price as online which is great. I prefer shopping in stores, just has a more personal feel. Normally, I have a movie partner but not anymore. So, it was just going to be me. It took a while searching but I did find it… in DVD format. (Seriously?) They had at least 30 DVD copies and not one Blu-Ray. The associate wanted to order it for me but if I wanted that I could have gone online. In lieu of this experience being completely ruined I was determined to find something else. And then it caught my eye. The Perks of Being a Wallflower. I am not going to lie, I am a big Emma Watson fan. No, not for her looks, she is a really underrated actress. I decided that this would be my new purchase.
I wasn’t sure what to expect because I never read the book. Apparently it is now required reading. I guess that happened years after I graduated which sadly shows my age. I am not sure where to go from here because it was such a shock. The story was one of the most honest I have ever seen. There was nothing glamorized or emphasized. The camera work kept the scenes understated and well toned and the acting was wonderful. For those not aware of the story it really boils down to a coming of age story but one without the Hollywood tropes. The characters are dealing with their own very real issues on top of being in high school. Nothing is sensationalized though, which impressed me to no end. It is such a special and unique thing to be able to put out a movie or story like this and it do well. I wish it had done more but who am I to talk since I didn’t see it in theatres.
There was such good dialogue throughout the movie. I am not sure if it was taken right from the book or not though it is quite possible seeing as how the screenwriter was also the author. Not to mention he was the director as well. Guy keeps himself busy that is for sure. But I am digressing a bit. Tons of great lines. My favorite has to be, “We can’t choose where we come from but we can choose where we go from there.”. This movie really moved me. I am glad that young adults are reading and watching things like this, it makes me happy. The Perks of Being a Wallflower gets an A+. If you have not seen it yet, please do so. You won’t regret it.
Have a good weekend everyone.