The Perks of Being a Psychology Major

The excitement for the much awaited film adaptation of Stephen Chbosky’s Perks of Being a Wallflower has been finally justified! Aside from the relatable choice of songs not only of the film but of the characters in the film as well, the story is just in itself a self-fulfilling prophecy for teens. Well, for myself at least. The joys and pains of what they call “misfit toys” had been served well in this movie, getting every aspect right and beyond expectations.

What made it even more interesting is that as a fellow misfit toy who studies psychology, I am able to understand the repressed life-changing events that is hard to take all in. Charlie had to go through serious mental problems as a result of a series of traumatic events he experienced since childhood. And just like what any messed up head needs, he was able to recover through friends who have been comfort in strangeness. And The Smiths, of course.

I could watch this movie over and over again until I fall “Asleep”.


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