The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Film adaptation

Since when he was writing The Perks of Being a Wallflower Chbosky aspired to adapt it into a film, which he called "a lifelong dream of mine."[5] After the publication of the novel Chbosky said he received film offers, refusing them because he "owed the fans a movie that was worthy of their love for the book."[3] In 2010 Mr. Mudd began developing a film version,[32] and the author was signed to write and direct the film by producers John Malkovich, Lianne Halfon and Russell Smith.[32] The film, shot in the Pittsburgh area from May 9 to June 29, 2011,[33] starred Logan Lerman as Charlie, Emma Watson as Sam, Ezra Miller as Patrick, and Nina Dobrev as Charlie's sister, Candace.[34]

It premiered on September 8, 2012 at the Toronto Film Festival,[35] and was released theatrically in the United States by Summit Entertainment on September 21.[36] According to Metacritic it has received "generally favorable reviews", with an average of 67 out of 100 based on 36 reviews.[37] Rotten Tomatoes reported an 85-percent approval rate, based on 151 reviews.[38] The film was a commercial success, grossing over $33 million worldwide[36] from a $13 million production budget.[27]

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