4 out of 5 stars

Before I watched this movie, I was only aware that Emma Watson, Logan Lerman and Ezra Miller were in the movie. But when I saw the movie, WOW, even the adult cast were spectacular. Paul Rudd, Dylan McDermott, Kate Walsh, Melanie Lynskey, Joan Cusack and other young stars like Nina Dobrev and Mae Whitman.

Based on the book by Stephen Chbosky (who also wrote the screenplay and directed the movie), it revolves around Charlie, who is taken under the wing of two seniors (Watson and Miller) and truly experiences life and love. It is heartbreaking to watch Charlie deal with the world yet it seems brave of him at the same time because of what happened to his favourite Aunt and his best friend. Sam and Patrick are just the people he needs to get out of his shell.

I have to say Ezra Miller has a magnetic screen presence. Every scene he’s appeared in and I’m instantly attracted to him, like moths to a light. While you can’t help but root for Charlie and Sam, I’m a little partial towards Patrick’s storyline because that cafeteria scene is super saddening. I mean, if you wouldn’t admit it, please don’t rub salt on the wound!