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Charlie (Logan Lerman) has felt invisible his whole life. But the quiet wallflower finds things changing when he is befriended by two other teens (Emma Watson, Ezra Miller). This movie is based on a novel by Stephen Chbosky.
Why Is The Perks of Being a Wallflower Rated PG-13?
The Perks of Being a Wallflower is rated PG-13 on appeal for mature thematic material, drug and alcohol use, sexual content including references, and a fight - all involving teens.
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Violence: Characters discuss a suicide, mental breakdowns and sexual abuse as a child. Characters are repeatedly and brutally bullied at school without any adult intervention. A boy slaps his girlfriend in the face after they argue. Characters are involved in risky behavior while driving. A character admits to stealing clothing from the store. A character dies in a car accident. A character is attacked and severely beaten in a school cafeteria. A character is seen covered with bruises after being beaten by his father. A female character admits to loving bulimia. A character deals with the after effect of spending time in a mental hospital.
Sexual Content: Characters dress and perform provocatively in a production of the Rocky Horror Picture Show. Characters discuss the loss of virginity and other sexual activities in some detail. Both homo and heterosexual teen couples kiss on several occasions. Characters admit to being sexually abused as children. A boy comments on his girlfriend’s breasts. A character admits to cheating. Female characters wear some low cut clothing.
Language: The script includes numerous crude terms for sexual activity, a strong sexual expletive and frequent profanities, scatological slang and terms of Deity along with rude name-calling.
Alcohol / Drug Use: A character uses prescription medication. Teen characters repeatedly use illegal drugs and consume alcohol at house parties. A boy is unknowingly given a brownie laced with drugs. Portrayals of stoned teens are shown, often in a comedic way. A character admits to getting drunk in order to be able to offer sexual favors. Police officers find a character passed out in the snow after using drugs.
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Home Video Notes: The Perks of Being a Wall Flower
Release Date: 12 February 2013
The Perks of Being a Wall Flower releases to home video (Blu-ray) with the following extras:
- Audio commentary with Screenwriter/Director Stephen Chobsky
- Audio commentary with Director Stephen Chbosky and the cast
- “Best Summer Ever” featurette
- Deleted scenes with optional audio commentary with Stephen Chbosky