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September 30, 2012

'Perks of Being a Wallflower' tackles adolescent topics

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Miller delivers this performance with astounding gravity. Following up his terrifying turn as the titular problem child in “We Need to Talk About Kevin,” he’s almost unrecognizable. (Note: There are signs of a chameleon-like actor we should all keep a close eye on here.)

“The Perks of Being a Wallflower treats its characters with respect and delicate examination. It draws up comparisons to themes sung by The Beatles, reminding us that all we need is love and a little help from our friends.

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