Starts off charmingly weird and frequently hilarious, before verging into typical melodrama, but it always stays a cut above most. Then the ending is just about perfect.
I first read The Perks of Being a Wallflower when I was 14, in my final year of middle school, and I became a complete and utter dweeb about it. I started gifting the book to all my friends for their birthdays. I would make a playlist of the mixtape from the book and give it to girls I liked. I started keeping a journal that detailed my thoughts ranging from small daily annoyances to my ever changing life philosophies…
I watch this about once per year, each time I love it more. This is the first time I've rated it five stars. It's reached that point where it feels like one of those warm, comfy sweaters The Dude wears throughout. Moments that wouldn't seem funny on a first viewing are now hilarious in their familiarity. Gosh, the Coen Brothers have so many great movies.