Our friends, the educational charity, Filmclub are keeping us up-to-date with new movies in cinemas this week and telling us what they’re like!
The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012, 12)
Director: Stephen Chbosky
Cast: Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Ezra Miller, Mae Whitman, Kate Walsh, Dylan McDermott, Paul Rudd
This is a funny film all about growing up and what happens as you get older. It follows teen outsider Charlie as he attempts to survive his first year of American high school.
To start with he’s a little bit shy – watching everything from the sidelines – until an older girl called Sam and her stepbrother Patrick take him under their wing. Soon Charlie’s having fun, partying and, naturally, falling in love, while in the classroom, his favourite teacher feeds his dreams of becoming a writer.
But beneath Charlie’s new confidence, he’s quite sad. He starts worrying about losing his older friends as they start preparing to leave for college.
FILMCLUB is a nationwide education charity and experts in film for young people. The initiative offers access to thousands of popular and classic films from around the world for young people and teachers to watch and discuss in their school film clubs.
If you would like a club in your school as your teacher to visit www.filmclub.org for more information. And don’t forget you can browse the website for fantastic film recommendations for all the family!