Friday, October 5, 2012
The Perks of Being a Wallflower:
A mystery is at the core of this touching coming-of-age flick.
What is troubling Charlie?
He's a much-bullied, friendless high school freshman who spent the previous year in a hospital, but we know it's not a physical ailment. Throughout the movie we get quickie flashbacks and cryptic remarks that don't as much provide clues, as remind us that his problem is deeper than a case of garden variety teenage angst.
Meanwhile, Charlie finds two outcast friends who change his friendless status. These friendships take over the movie. In fact, maybe the Movie Slut was remiss, but she nearly forgot about Charlie's illness, until...
As the movie ends, we learn what's bothering Charlie.
No, the Movie Slut will not give away the ending to this endearing and engrossing film. She'll just say it took her by surprise.