Author Stephen Chbosky's best-selling novel, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, is finally ready to hit the big screen, and the debut trailer for the movie should pretty much be exactly what fans of the original work envisioned. Like the book, the movie focuses on a young introvert named Charlie (Logan Lerman) as he begins his first year of high school. As he tries to adjust to the intimidating social pecking order, he finds acceptance in two other students, played by Emma Watson and Ezra Miller.
In terms of high school comedies, Perks is more Juno than American Pie. The characters here feel fully fleshed-out and realistic as their troubles should hit very close to home. Who hasn't felt like an outsider as a young high school student on their first day? If it follows the plot and themes of the novel closely, Perks should be able to bring a universality to the screen that will undoubtedly speak to just about everyone in the audience. Plus, it also stars Paul Rudd, which is never a bad thing.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower will hit theaters on September 14.