So, I was finally able to watch The Perks of Being A Wallflower which was based on Stephen Chbosky book of the same name. I love the book, it's phenomenal. One of my all-time favorites. I usually get agitated when my favorite books gets adapted into a movie, so I don't usually raise my expectations. I’m not going to mention any movie name but The Hunger Games was just… well, I didn’t like it as much as I thought I would.
But this movie adaptation surprised me to the core. The movie was not what I expected at all. Yeah, you're probably thinking, "What are you talking about? You've already read the book, you know what's going to happen."
That's true. That’s very true.
But there was something that ticked and tugged at me when I watched it as if it was my first time getting to know the story. I found myself laughing out loud, crying, and falling in love and getting my heartbroken and depressed and having the time of my life. In short, I was on a wild roller coaster of emotion. The exact same feeling I had the first time I read the book. Personally, I think it’s the actors. The way they portray the characters were amazing. That's how I saw them in my head when I was reading the book (and I don't mean in physical appearance wise). They did an amazing job and it was breath taking.
Also, I realized what exactly I’m looking for when my favorite book gets adapted into a movie. I want to feel as though I’m home. Like, even if you changed the decorations or alter the design of the living room, it would still feel like I’m home. The adaptation of this book felt just like that and they added some really good furniture, too.
I'm not going to gush that this movie is THE best because it's not. But see, that’s thing. It's so raw, almost personal, honest and heartfelt. It's about life and so much more. It's about those things people choose to overlook and doesn't want to talk about, you know? I guess this is why I love this movie, it made me feel more like a human and a proud one at that.
Watch this movie, yeah? Better yet, read the book first before watching the movie. It’s worth it.
P.S. The soundtrack was just as incredible as the movie itself.