“Ugh, tests… I’ve been there.”
What’s it about?
A high schooler who gets through school by keeping low-key friendships with every group and making spoof films gets forced by his parents to hang out with a classmate diagnosed with leukaemia.
Who’s in it?
The guy who threw a house party in Project X, the guy about to play The Blue Ranger in the Power Rangers reboot and the dying girl from Bates Motel as the dying girl.
Why should I watch it?
+ It doesn’t force a love story
+ Olivia Cooke delivers heartfelt scenes
+ Realistic and witty dialogue
+ Gives you a list of what you shouldn’t say to people with cancer
+ Funny film parodies
+ Has incredible book arts
+ Ron Swanson from Parks & Rec as a dad with an exotic taste
+ Shane from The Walking Dead as the cool teacher
+ A cameo from someone who rhymes with Polverine
+ Hey, life gets better after high school
Why shouldn’t I watch it?
– Based on a book so the book is automatically better
– If you’ve seen it before it was cool
Just a good old story about friendship and self-acceptance. In addition, it brings up the power of movies. How it can bring people with different backgrounds together and even distract you from however shitty your situation is. Think of this film as a quirky and asexual version of The Fault in Our Stars.
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The Perks of Being a Wallflower
The Spectacular Now