Afternoon English class in the „Kamera“

Eighteen students and their Englisch teacher went to the „Kamera „04.12.17 in Bielefeld to see The Perks of being a Wallflower, here are some of the reviews:

The plot of the movie „Perks of Being a Wallflower“ was pretty impressive to begin with. Charlie  a 15-year-old boy who is coping with the loss of his best friend, an up and down with his first crush in highschool, and his childhood trauma which happends to be undoubtedly touching.

There was a powerful and natural chemistry between two of the main actors staring Emma Watson as „Sam“

 and Logan Lerman as „Charlie“.At first, it doesn`t seem to be a movie with a deep meaning but if you keep on watching that doubt  fades away.

Charlie is not a regular boy only trying to bear with his chaotic highschool life, which alone makes it not easy for him. Also troubling him is his past and he is constantly trying to forget past events, however hard he tries his past is catching up on him. Whether or not he succeeds in living on is left open until the end.

 

„The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a coming-of-age drama film and also a novel that goes by the same name, written by Stephen Chbosky in 1999 who also is the director of the film. The film was released in 2012 with a running time of 103 minutes.

In my opinion the plot was convincing and the actors played their roles authentically. For me the film showed you, that if you have the right people at your side, you can enjoy your life and forget your problems for a short time.What surprised me was that the film actually pointed out realistic problems and not just touched the typical teenage film morals.

Two quotes from the film stayed in my mind, the first one is between Sam and Charlie “ Why do I and everyone I love pick people who treat us like we are nothing?“ and Charlie than answers“ We accept the love we think we deserve“. This and the next quote are things that you can relate to as an adult and are very powerfully pointed out in the film. „And in this moment, I swear we are infinite“ with your right friends in special moments you feel like you can turn the world upside down just because of who you are together. The quote really stuck with me and was also the last sentence of the film.

The film showed that maybe you can’t change your past but you can change your future and your present if you really want to change something in your life. I would highly recommend the film for teenagers but also for young adults due to the topics, and because there are things you can relate to, especially when you are fifteen and might do stupid things


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