Emma Watson in The Perks of Being a Wallflower

My Favorite Scene: The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012) “We Are Infinite”

Time plays tricks on us.  We look back at childhood, as adults, and think how easy it was.  We remember high school and being a teenager and paint both, depending on how high school was for us.  If you recall them as being halcyon days, you forget how scared you were all the time; trapped in an adult’s body with no life experience and the common sense of a pinto bean.  If you hated high school, you forget how there were days when anything seemed possible, that there was (for the lucky) little baggage, little life weight, and you could just grab your friends and go anywhere just for the hell of it.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower is perpetual mainstay on the American Library Association’s “Most Banned Books” because Stephen Chbosky’s masterpiece is unflinching.  He remembers.  The good.  The bad.  The awful.  You’re in there somewhere.  I was a wallflower, though I was fortunate enough to have friends who made me feel like I wasn’t, and we’d sometimes just….drive.  And I remember those moments, the people in those cars, the music that played, and just like in this clip, I swear at that moment….we WERE infinite.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

9 thoughts on “My Favorite Scene: The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012) “We Are Infinite””

  1. I’ve always been okay with people who want to ban books. At least it keeps them occupied, and out of the actual lives of young people. We should indulge the censors, because given thier complaints about these books, I don’t think they would be able to handle the actual realities of growing up.

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    1. Oh the casting is so perfect especially if you know the book. And they’ve all gone on to do good stuff (Emma Watson was already a superstar, but now she’s separated herself from Harry Potter). This is probably Logan Lerman’s best moment, but I’m hoping Ezra Miller actually gets to be The Flash in a film if DC can get their act together.

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      1. I agree! They really did this story justice.
        This is actually the first movie I saw Ezra Miller in and even though I didn’t like Justice League all that much, he could still make a decent flash if he had his own film.

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      2. I had no problem with the actors in JL, that film was just a mess and a production nightmare. His biggest problem is that the TV Flash is so good, but he could still be a great Flash if we had any idea where DC was going after Aquaman, Shazam, and WW2. Honestly, their best bet is to probably do Flashpoint, use it as a reset, keep what works and who works, jettison the rest, and start over. I don’t know what other options they really have after the mess they’ve created.

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