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"THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER"
(2012) (Logan Lerman, Emma Watson) (PG-13)


Alcohol/Drugs Extreme
Blood/Gross Stuff Minor
Disrespectful/Bad Attitude Extreme
Frightening/Tense Scenes Moderate
Gun/Weapons Minor
Imitative Behavior Extreme
Jump Scenes Mild
Music (Scary/Tense) Minor
Music (Inappropriate) Heavy
Profanity Heavy
Sex/Nudity Heavy
Smoking Minor
Tense Family Scenes Heavy
Topics to Talk About Extreme
Violence Moderate


QUICK TAKE:
Drama: A troubled teen tries to get through his first year of high school and thinks he may have found salvation in a small circle of friends who let him in.
PLOT:
Charlie (LOGAN LERMAN) is a high school freshman who has few friends and isn't looking forward to the next four years of his life. While his parents are happy he seems to be emerging from his troubles that stem back to events in his past, even his older sister, Candace (NINA DOBREV), and her boyfriend, Derek (NICHOLAS BRAUN), want nothing to do with him. And to jocks like Brad (JOHNNY SIMMONS) and other such popular students, Charlie doesn't even exist.

He does find a kindred spirit in his English teacher, Mr. Anderson (PAUL RUDD), who sees a bit of himself in the teen and thus gives him various extracurricular books to read and broaden his horizons and outlook on life. Things do look up when a flamboyant senior, Patrick (EZRA MILLER), and his pretty half-sister, Sam (EMILY WATSON), invite Charlie into their inner circle of friends that also includes Mary Elizabeth (MAE WHITMAN) and Alice (ERIN WILHELMI).

Soon, Charlie is exposed to parties, drugs and even his first kiss, although he keeps his crush on Sam a secret, especially since she's dating a college student. As the year wears on and he ends up in a relationship with Mary Elizabeth, Charlie tries to sort out his feelings about his past, present and future, especially since all of his new friends will be graduating in the spring.

WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
Since it features characters playing high school students, it could be enticing for that crowd and maybe some middle-schoolers who want a peak at their possible future. Fans of those in the cast (including Watson from the "Harry Potter" movies) might also be interested.
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: PG-13
On appeal (from the original R rating) for mature thematic material, drug and alcohol use, sexual content including references, and a fight - all involving teens.


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