Movie Review: Wallflower 2019
The Wallflower is a gripping coming-of-age drama that delves deep into the complexities of teenage relationships. The film tells the story of Charlie, a high school freshman who struggles to fit in and make friends until he meets two seniors, Sam and Patrick, who take him under their wing.
At its core, The Wallflower is a character-driven movie that relies heavily on strong performances from its cast. Logan Lerman delivers an outstanding performance as the introverted Charlie, capturing his vulnerability and emotional turmoil with raw honesty. Emma Watson is equally captivating as Sam, the free-spirited senior who becomes Charlie’s love interest. Ezra Miller rounds out the trio with his charismatic portrayal of Patrick.
Director Stephen Chbosky masterfully captures both the highs and lows of adolescence through his sensitive direction and nuanced storytelling. The film tackles themes like mental health, trauma, sexuality, drug use and more with a compassionate lens that avoids falling into clichés or melodramatic moments.
One standout aspect of The Wallflower is its musical score by Michael Brook. From David Bowie’s “Heroes” to The Smiths’ “Asleep,” each song selection perfectly fits each scene like pieces of a puzzle coming together.
Moreover, the cinematography by Andrew Dunn creates an evocative atmosphere while making use of color grading to reflect shifts in mood or tone throughout the story. Similarly, production design by Inbal Weinberg impresses for its attention to detail in establishing time period (early 90s) through various props such as mix tapes and vintage posters strewn around characters’ rooms within different sets.
Overall though it’s not without flaws including some clunky dialogues at times or certain plot developments feeling rushed over others more explored–The Wallflower is an engaging drama that will resonate with audiences long after they leave theaters–if only it received more attention when first released!
Release : 2019-10-04
Genre : Drama, Thriller
Runtime : 84
Home Page : http://wallflowerfilm.com
Company : Paradigm Studio
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