I’m not sure if any of our usual readers care very much about Stephen Chbosky’s “The Perks of Being a Wallflower”, but hey, look, it’s Emma Watson doing an American accent! That’s, you know, worth two hours of your life waiting to see if she slips up, right? But if you happen to be a fan of the book, I guess there’s really no excuse for the movie to suck, is there? After all, the author didn’t just adapt the script from his own book, but he’s also directing it. So yeah, not a whole lot of people to blame there, except the one. Anyways, here’s the first trailer for “The Perks of Being a Wallflower”. Relive your awkward high school days, why doncha.
In the film, Logan Lerman (“Perry Jackson”) plays an introvert freshman who is taken under the wings of two trippy seniors (Ezra Miller and Emma Watson), who welcome him to the real world. Or, you know, the real world according to a couple of high school kids who are still living off their parents, anyway.
Also starring Mae Whitman, Nina Dobrev, Johnny Simmons, and Paul Rudd.
The wallflowers bloom September 14, 2012.