After having only seen the film 1 time on a microscopically small screen on the back of an airplane seat en route from Tanzania to Amsterdam after climbing Mount Kilimanjaro with my dad in Jaunary 2013, I'd been desperately wanting to watch The Perks of Being A Wallflower again but was having trouble finding an HD version available to rent. The only copies available were for purchase only & cost about $20 which, every time I considered making the purchase, always seemed a bit overpriced...especially since I'd already seen it before.
Finally, last night (a whole year & a half later), I got to see the movie again! My super sweet boyfriend just happened to come across a $5 copy of the DVD in a store yesterday afternoon so he bought it for me! It's not HD or Bluray but it still looked pretty good on our flatscreen so whatever! I'm just SO happy I now OWN 1 of my favorite movies of the past couple years! And it was still totally awesome upon 2nd viewing.
The Perks of Being A Wallflower is a heartwarming yet often dark & somewhat depressing film. It has a little bit of everything: teenage awkwardness, bullies, young love, parents who just don't understand, high school dances, drug experimentation, family looking out for family, a few tragic revelations, new friendships, student/teacher bonding, literary appreciation, AMAZING music, mix tapes, football games, holidays & OUTSTANDING performances by the entire cast. I can't recommend it enough!
Here are just a few awesome songs from the soundtrack...and I'm not even including the tracks by The Smiths, New Order or David Bowie!
Could It Be Another Change by The Samples
Come On Eileen By Dexys Midnight Runners
Low by Cracker