If you're one of the many New Millennium teenagers whose lives were changed when they read The Perks of Being a Wallflower in high school, then you are probably both very excited for and very nervous about the upcoming film adaptation, written and directed by the book's author, Stephen Chbosky. Perks was so important to so many people, that a bit of anxiety over Chbosky's capability of translating its sentiments to screen is natural.
At this point, it's nearly impossible to say whether or not the Perks movie will appropriately illustrate the pains and beauties of the experience of finding yourself in high school. But there's something that seeps through in the below clip, wherein Charlie (Logan Lerman) is officially welcomed into the group of "wallflowers" by de facto leaders Patrick (Ezra Miller) and Sam (Emma Watson). Something rings true, reminding viewers of Chbosky's pages, and perhaps of their own first experiences being accepted. Again, we can't really determine whether or not the film will vocalize Chbosky's themes as powerfully as the book did. But this is a good start.
[Photo Credit: Courtesy of Summit]