To say that this was a sweet, coming of age movie is about as accurate as calling the Mona Lisa a nice snapshot.
I haven’t been a teenager for about 50 years but I found myself becoming a part of the movie rather than just sitting in the audience casually observing the actors reciting their lines.
The acting was extraordinary, especially by the kids: Charlie, Sam and Patrick played by Logan Lerman, Emma Watson and Ezra Miller respectively. These are all fine young actors and the director – Stephen Chbosky – deserves some huge props for helping the cast really expose some terrific emotional scenes.
This is Stephen Chbosky’s first real directing gig but you can bet that I’ll be keeping an eye out for his future projects.
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