The Perks of Being a Wallflower

The Music of Our (Teenage) Lives

In honour of our special teen themed week here to celebrate the release of The Perks of Being a Wallflower on DVD and this weekend's TIFF Next Wave Film Festival for teenagers, Dork Shelf has assembled a crew of writers from both inside and outside the site, a special celebrity guest, and actually teenagers on the Next Wave committee to talk about something near and dear (and sometimes embarrassing) to all of us: what we listened to when we were younger.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower Review

It took well over a decade for Stephen Chbosky’s seminal 1990s set young adult novel The Perks of Being a Wallflower to come to life on the big screen, and having the book’s author write and direct the finished version works quite well on an emotional level, but not entirely in terms of filmmaking. Those with fond memories of Chbosky’s high school set tale of music, depression, friendship, and alienation (like myself) will be more than happy to know that thematically and structurally the film stays true to the source material. The only real problem is that it’s apparent that Chbosky is a far more talented writer than he is a director.

Contest: See The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Enter to win one of five pairs of run-of-engagement passes to see The Perks of Being a Wallflower or the grand prize including a copy of Stephen Chbosky's novel and the film's soundtrack, courtesy of Dork Shelf and eOne Films!

TIFF 2012 Reviews: Part 1

With the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival kicking off this Thursday, Dork Shelf begins their coverage of the Festival of Festivals with our look at Dredd 3D, The Sessions, Krivina, Rust and Bone, I Declare War, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, and the huge opening night gala, Looper.