perks of being kate

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The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)

Director - Stephen Chbosky, Cinematography - Andrew Dunn

“I don’t know if I will have the time to write any more letters because I might be too busy trying to participate. So if this does end up being the last letter, I just want you to know that I was in a bad place before I started high school, and you helped me. Even if you didn’t know what I was talking about or know someone who’s gone through it, you made me not feel alone. Because I know there are people who say all these things don’t happen. And there are people who forget what it’s like to be 16 when they turn 17. I know these will all be stories someday. And our pictures will become old photographs. We’ll all become somebody’s mom or dad. But right now these moments are not stories. This is happening. I am here and I am looking at her. And she is so beautiful. I can see it. This one moment when you know you’re not a sad story. You are alive, and you stand up and see the lights on the buildings and everything that makes you wonder. And you’re listening to that song and that drive with the people you love most in this world. And in this moment I swear, we are infinite.”

My Top 19 Manic Pixie Dream Girls

Lolita, Lolita (1997)

The Lisbon Sisters, The Virgin Suicides (1999)

Angela, American Beauty (1999)

Penny Lane, Almost Famous (2000)

Alice, Closer (2004)

Clementine Kruczynski, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

Sam, Garden State (2004)

Mikal, Wristcutters: A Love Story (2006)

Danielle, The Girl Next Door (2004)

April, Definitely, Maybe (2008)

Summer, 500 Days of Summer (2009)

Noelle, It’s Kind of a Funny Story (2010)

Ramona Flowers, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)

Ruby Sparks, Ruby Sparks (2012)

Kate, Stuck in Love (2012)

Sam, The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)

Daisy Buchanan, The Great Gatsby (2013)

Margo Roth Spiegelman, Paper Towns (2015)

Vicki, Safelight (2015)

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The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012) - Stephen Chbosky

5 bullets on this film: 

  • Yeah, I know it has become a pseudo intellectual teen cliche, but fuck it, I love this movie. Every time I watch it I feel this urge to text my friends and tell them how much I love them. Man, friends are the best thing in this world, and this film makes you realize that. 
  • God bless the soundtrack. I’ll say it twice and louder for the people in the back: GOD BLESS THIS SOUNDTRACK.

  • The cast is great. Logan Lerman did really well in this film, but let’s talk about Ezra Miller????? He’s perfect as Patrick and he really got into the character. I hate seeing young talented people, it makes me feel kinda worthless. 

  • Stephen Chbosky is the director of the film AND the writer of the book, so all the important details of the story and the cute quotes are still there. I think I had never seen a better adaptation of a book, honestly. 

  • The themes go from sexual abuse and mental illness to friendship and music. AND I LOVE THAT. It’s really inspiring, and if you’re going through a hard time, watch this movie, it makes you feel alive.
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A successful day of book-buying. There is nothing more glorious than $1 second-hand book sales.