Hey guys! Just a little bit past the start of a new school year – be it university, high school, grad school, school of hard knocks, school of fish – your friends here at Dork Shelf want you to know that we feel where you’re coming from and that it’s never easy. That’s why for our latest contest, us dorks and our wonderful friends at eOne Films want to send five lucky winners a run-of-engagement pass to see THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER, opening in Toronto on Friday, September 28th and expanding nationwide on October 5th.
Directed by and based on the best selling novel from writer Stephen Chbosky, a sensitive teenager learns to navigate the soaring highs and perilous lows of adolescence. It’s 1991 and academically precocious, socially awkward Charlie (Logan Lerman) is a wallflower, always watching from the sidelines, until a pair of charismatic seniors take him under their wing. Beautiful, free‐spirited Sam (Emma Watson) and her fearless stepbrother, Patrick (Ezra Miller), shepherd Charlie through new friendships, first love, burgeoning sexuality, bacchanalian parties, midnight screenings of The Rocky Horror Picture Show and the quest for the perfect song. At the same time, his English teacher, Mr. Anderson (Paul Rudd) introduces him to the world of literature, sparking his dreams of becoming a writer.
But even as Charlie thrives in his new, more grown‐up world, the pain of his past—which
includes, his best friend Michael’s recent suicide and the accidental death of a beloved aunt—lurks just below the surface. As his older friends plan to leave home for college, Charlie’s precarious equilibrium begins to crumble, and at the root of his sadness is a shocking revelation.
But that’s not all! One lucky winner selected at random will win our grand prize that includes a copy of the best selling novel the film is based on, as well as a copy of the film’s stacked soundtrack including memorable songs from New Order, The Smiths, David Bowie, Sonic Youth, and many more!
To enter, simply email firstname.lastname@example.org with PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER in the subject line. Please, only one entry per household. For an additional chance to win, like the contest announcement on our Facebook page and/or re-Tweet the announcement from our Twitter. For a THIRD potential entry, when you email us, tell us what your favourite song was when you were a teenager. Deadline for entries is 11:59pm on Monday, October 1st.
Good luck and as always, stay tuned to Dork Shelf for more great contests in the future!