Welcome back. This is a weekly meme where bloggers can share their thoughts on movies. Any movie review is welcome including, new releases, old favorites or new found favorites.
What I am Reviewing:
Perks of Being a Wallflower
I do apologize for getting this meme up late. I have good intentions Sunday night to post ahead and schedule it for Monday but then I get caught up in something. Anyway, it may actually be a good thing that I waited because I was able to watch the Perks of Being a Wallflower.
I have to say that this movie combined a couple weaknesses of mine, A. Set in Pittsburgh B. Harry Potter actor/actress C. YA book adaptation. Needless to say, this has been on my list to check out.
I must point out that I no longer get hung up on the necessity that the movie be a carbon copy of the book. Really after watching enough Harry Potter movies, I have learned to just accept the movie as art and an homage to the source material. Really it makes your viewing experience better when you stop critiquing a scene because something is missing.
While reading this book, I envisioned Charlie as social inept and backward throughout the whole narrative. However, when watching the film I was struck by how much Charlie reminded me of me as a High School freshman. I was shy and quiet. I hung out with juniors and seniors who pulled me into their group. I also sort of kept my distance and observed more than take part.
This doesn't mean that I was unable to hold a conversation, laugh, joke, smile and be goofy. That is what I saw in Charlie. The friendship with Sam and Patrick enabled him to come out of his shell and grow. To me that growth wasn't apparent in the book. I was a little shocked at how much I related to his interactions with his friends during the movie.
Over time, I realized by shyness and quiet demeanor are more defense mechanisms to avoid a poor first impression. I know that once I get to know someone and can trust their friendship, I am not usually shy or quiet. Alas, that is not the case for Charlie.
All in all, the movie was good and I hope you check it out.
What I have reviewed:
Lars and the Real Girl
Rise of the Guardians
Star Trek: Into Darkness
We're the Millers
The Decoy Bride
Despicable Me 2
Much Ado About Nothing - Now available on BlueRay
What I want to see:
CBGB - 10/11/2013
Kill Your Darlings - 10/16/2013
Carrie - 10/18/2013
About Time - 11/08/2013
Hunger Games: Catching Fire - 11/22/2013
Frozen - 11/27/2013
Out of the Furnace - 12/06/2013
Savings Mr. Banks - 12/13/2013
American Hustle - 12/25/2013
August: Osage County - 12/25/2013
Wait for Blue Ray
The World's End - Now available on Blue Ray
This is the End - Now available on Blue Ray
Now You See Me - Now available on Blue Ray
The Bling Ring - Now available on Blue Ray
Hangover 3 - Now available on Blue Ray
The Heat - Now available on Blue Ray
Pacific Rim - Now available on Blue Ray
Girl Most Likely - Available November 5
Man of Steel - Available November 12
To Do List - Available November 19
Fast and Furious 6 - Available December 10
The Spectacular Now - Coming Soon
Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters - Coming Soon
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