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The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Ezra Miller, Mae Whitman, Johnny Simmons, Nina Dobrev, Kate Walsh, Dylan McDermott, Paul Rudd, Melanie Lynskey, Joan Cusack
Nick Drake | Billie Holiday | lysergic acid diethylamide | marijuana
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High school freshman Charlie writes, “Like... you wouldn’t think I was the weird kid who spent time in the hospital, and I wouldn’t make you nervous.” (0:02)

Charlie tells English teacher Mr. Anderson, “Thank you sir, but if my English teacher’s the only friend I make today, that would be sort of depressing.” (0:07)

Charlie’s mother tells his sister Candace's boyfriend Derek, “He was a little nervous about starting high school today...” (0:08)

Senior girl Sam: “Charlie, I’m not a bulimic.”
Sam’s step-sister Patrick: “She just really believes in bulimia.”
Sam: “I love bulimia.” (0:14)

Sam: “Just remember, Charlie, Bob’s not paranoid.”
Patrick tells Bob, “You are a hopeless stoner who attends the culinary institute.” (0:19)

Bob: “Oh Charlie, you look like you could use a brownie.”
Charlie appears stoned, talkative.
Senior Mary Elizabeth: “This kid is crazy.”
Sam: “Bob, did you get him stoned?” (0:21)

Charlie tells Sam, “It’s like when you say your name over and over again in the mirror, and after awhile it sounds crazy.”
Sam: “So I guess you’ve never been high before.”
Charlie, referring to his best friend Michael, “Oh, he shot himself last May.” (0:23)

Patrick asks Charlie, “Are you baked?” (0:24)

Sam tells Patrick, “Charlie just told me that his best friend shot himself.” (0:25)

Charlie: “We spend the time working on Mary Elizabeth’s fanzine about music and The Rocky Horror Picture Show... I guess it was hard, too, because Brad had to get drunk... Brad would say, ‘Man, I was so wasted I don’t remember a thing.’... Patrick was eventually able to help Brad get sober... Patrick doesn’t have to get drunk to love him... when Sam was a freshman the upperclassmen used to get her drunk at parties.” (0:29)

Theater marquis: “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” (0:31, 0:55, 0:57)

Sam's college boyfriend Craig, referring to his professors, “Most of them are idiots.” (0:33)

Sam reads the label of a mix tape to Charlie, “Nick Drake...” (0:34)

Sam tells Charlie, “I’m in such a good mood...”
”... I used to... get wasted all the time...” (0:44)

Charlie places a square of blotter on his tongue. He asks Mary Elizabeth, “How long does this take to work?” (0:50)

Charlie, intoxicated, tells Sam, “Ahh, I just saw this tree, but it was a dragon, then it was a tree again, and it just lied to me.”
Sam: “Okay Charlie, don’t freak out.”
Charlie, “Sam, do you think if people knew how crazy you really were, no one would ever talk to you?” (0:51)

Charlie remembers the death of his Aunt Helen. (0:54)

Charlie tells a policeman, “I would never do drugs.”
”I started seeing things...”
Charlie’s mother: “You’re seeing things again, Charlie?” (0:54)

Brad tells Charlie, “They say that about LSD just to scare you.” (0:55)

Screen behind actors: The Rocky Horror Picture Show (0:56)

Mary Elizabeth tells Charlie, “I’d like to expose you to great things, like Billie Holiday and foreign films.”
”Don’t be nervous.” (1:00)

Young Charlie at memorial service for Aunt Helen. (1:08)

Charlie, by telephone: “Mary Elizabeth, I’ve been listening to the Billie Holiday CD every night.” (1:08)

Brad tells Patrick, “This is pathetic, man, your fixation on me.” (1:10)

Charlie tells Sam, “I keep trying, but I can’t really remember what I did.”
Sam: “Let’s go be psychos together.” (1:13)

Charlie: “... ever since I blacked out in the cafeteria it’s been getting worse.” (1:19)

Charlie recalls sexual abuse by Helen. (1:29)

Charlie tells Candace, “I killed Aunt Helen, didn’t I?... I tried to stop thinking that, but I can’t.”
”I’m crazy again.” (1:30)

Young Charlie comforts a woman with scars on her wrist. Helen? (1:31)

Psychiatrist Dr. Burton enters Charlie’s room in a psychiatric hospital. Charlie tells her, referring to Helen, “She was insane.”
Burton: “Do you remember anything before you blacked out?” (1:31)

Patrick tells Sam, “Charlie has a breakdown scheduled for October.” (1:36)