The group saw this film together in 2012 and really liked it. But I wasn't there and have never seen it. If you haven't, either... or if you have, but would like to see it again, join me!
2012 - Directed by Stephen Chbosky
Nearly every teenager feels like an outsider and most high school films take advantage of this, sugarcoating real angst with cheap sarcasm. This extraordinary film, based on the bestselling novel by the director, does quite the opposite, offering a moving tale of love, loss, fear, hope and friendship that captures the gut wrenching highs and lows of growing up. Charlie is a deeply insecure, mentally unstable teen entering high school. With no friends to talk to and a cold shoulder from his own family, he is taken under the wings of two seniors—lovely Sam and loyal Patrick. What do they see in Charlie? At first, he mistakes them for boyfriend and girlfriend, but eventually their real relationship, with all its twists and turns, is revealed. After much unnecessary turmoil, Charlie learns to move beyond the mental anguish that has held him hostage for so long. So this is what being accepted feels like...
6:00 P.M. MOVIE
I plan to get there a bit early to ensure getting a decent seat. (It's free!)
Parking: free lot behind the library
8:00 P.M. EATS/DRINKS/DISCUSSION
We can walk a block or two west to Jammy Buggars Pub (http://jammybuggars.com/food.html) for discussion and a bite to eat.
* This movie has been called a modern masterpiece, a classic. Here is what our own Jim had to say about it:
I really liked this movie. It was smart, creative, very reflective. I haven't seen an American independent this well done for quite a while. Go see it.
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