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DVD review: The Perks Of Being A Wallflower

Emma Watson, Logan Lerman and Ezra Miller star in Stephen Chbosky’s adaptation of his own book, about a trio of teenage misfits coming of age in Pittsburgh in the early 1990s.

The Perks Of Being A Wallflower

Entertainment One, £15.99

What we said: “Chbosky nails the textures of teenage gloom; but he needs to be more ruthless about editing a novel into a 103-minute movie. The characters – an abusive boyfriend with a ponytail, a kindly English teacher, a rich shoplifter – should have been developed more or dropped altogether. Worst of all, a crucial plot point arrives in a last- minute burst.”

Extras: Audio commentaries, featurette, deleted scenes, trailer.

 

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