I sat down to watch this movie with my boyfriend, thinking it was going to be some cheesy flick to pass the time, and he can get over it because Emma Watson is hot (he admitted it!).
It wasn't long before we figured out that this was not a movie made for the sake of entertainment. It was definitely a movie made for the sake of itself. By which I mean that it's complex, suspenseful and very real and honest in the themes and issues it deals with.
A troubled young boy named Charlie is starting high-school and hating it. One way or another, he befriends a group of kids who are in their final year, and learns how to accept love from other people and be himself. Of course there are the issues of what teenagers do when they're curious about things, and the mysterious pasts of the characters. But Charlie is a wallflower: somebody who can look at a situation and just understand it. And he's slowly learning to understand himself.
Basically, throughout the whole movie, I was hanging onto the edge of my seat, waiting for something horrible to happen. Because it really did give the feeling that something was going to go wrong. And maybe it did. Maybe it didn't. I'm not going to spoil it for anyone who hasn't seen it. What I will say was that it was an intense and moving story, and extremely stressful to watch. It left plenty to think about, and plenty to consider whilst watching it. I absolutely loved it.
Has anybody else seen this awesome movie, or read the book? I must get my hands on the book. Thoughts?