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.