Emma Watson is all grown up and to prove it she is facing the filming world with the film adaptation of Stephen Chbosky’s “The Perks of Being a Wallflower”. A great choice for the transition of children/teen Harry Potter films to adult films.
The movie at first hit a wall, or should I say an R. It received this rating based on “teen drug and alcohol use, and some sexual references” (read more). Any movie buff, movie guru or just anybody knows that an R rating can seriously limit the audience that is allowed to view a film, so after appealing to the Classification and Rating Appeals Board of the MPAA, it was switched to PG-13 for “mature thematic material, drug and alcohol use, sexual content including references, and a fight – all involving teens.” (read more), a very good outcome!
So what is this film all about, well in short – “This is about 15-year-old Charlie (Logan Lerman), an endearing and naive outsider, coping with first love (Emma Watson), the suicide of his best friend, and his own mental illness while struggling to find a group of people with whom he belongs. The introvert freshman who is taken under the wings of two seniors who welcome him to the real world” (IMBD). Here is Emma talking about the filming of Perks of Being a Wallflower.
Here are some images from the set.
The release date for Australia is yet to be confirmed, but for other countries it looks like September so hopefully it is the same for Australia.