Like most teen movies, The Perks of Being a Wallflower harvests the raw power of adolescent passion in all its sloppy, horny glory to craft a cinematic confection that reflects, interprets and glorifies the experience of being a teenager. Charlie, a lonely high-school freshman (Logan Lerman), fumbles his way into that rare circle of upperclassmen mature enough to be kind to him but reckless enough to get him wasted. Among his newfound crew of misfit seniors is Sam (Emma Watson), an outcast indie goddess, and Patrick (Ezra Miller), Sam's histrionic yet lovable half-brother. Wallflower is wild, hormonal and hyperbolically emotional. It's kind of perfect, actually.

  • Playing at: Laurelhurst.
  • Best paired with: Coalition Wu Cream Ale.
  • Also playing: The Sessions (Academy).