Hey everyone, it’s Friday, time for another entry in the Reader Recommendations series!
The Reader Recommendation series is intended to help me formally pursue all the great films that commenters bring up each week in discussion which I’ve never seen. If there’s a movie that comes up that I haven’t seen, but you think I should, email me @ firstname.lastname@example.org let me know in the comments that you’d like to participate!
This time up, our movie recommendation comes from Kevin Clare over at Claratsi’s Movie Review, who’s suggested 2011’s “We Need to Talk About Kevin”.
“We Need to Talk About Kevin” was making the rounds when I first began blogging, but being a limited release film, I never got to it. Still, I’ve heard good thing and have been curious to see it. I was glad Kevin recommended it!
“The Perks of Being a Wallflower” is an indie coming of age drama starring Logan Lerman as an insecure teen entering his first year of high school, and Emma Watson and Ezra Miller as the step-siblings with their own issues that he befriends. Together they struggle their way through a difficult social year, and learn to confront their personal demons.
It’s a solid teen drama, with some genuine emotional weight to it. It’s pervasively “indie”, but manages to set itself apart via a strong central character and solid performances across the board.