Moviegoers and critics at the Rotten Tomatoes website don’t always see eye to eye. But when rating “The Perks of Being a Wallflower,” which debuts tomorrow on Suddenlink Video on Demand (VOD), both groups overwhelmingly call the coming-of-age film “fresh.” Rolling Stone film critic Peter Travers agrees.
“The Perks of Being a Wallflower,” which debuts on Suddenlink Video on Demand (VOD) next Tuesday, is one of the few based-on-the-book films whose author, screenwriter and director are one in the same. American novelist Stephen Chbosky wears all three hats for the coming-of-age tale set in the early 1990s that quickly became a cult classic in print. Wonder if the movie lives up to the book? This critic and self-professed bibliophile recommends both.