• Mon, Jun 4 2012

Emma Watson Is Without A Doubt Your Manic Pixie Dream Girl In The Perks Of Being A Wallflower Trailer

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The first trailer for The Perks of Being a Wallflower premiered at the MTV Movie Awards, and even though we haven’t read the book, we still thought it looks pretty great. The movie has an incredibly strong cast in Logan Lerman as the eponymous wallflower, Ezra Miller playing a gay teen, and… the true breakout star, Emma Watson.

See, as much as we’ve been enjoying the photos of Emma in velour tracksuits for Spring Breakers, Wallflowers is her debut with an American accent. And following in the tradition of American actresses looking to play sexy and relatable, Emma has taken on the Manic Pixie Dream Girl role. After watching the trailer twice, it’s the best way I can describe her character Sam: She’s got short hair and a boyish name, she says things like “Welcome to the island of misfit toys,” and Logan’s character Charlie crushes on her the second he meets her. How can he not, when she does things like stand in a moving car waving her arms and whooping with joy at her teenage invincibility? Not to mention that she slinks around in lingerie and a feather boa in the trio’s weekly Rocky Horror Picture Show outings.

The trailer doesn’t set up much more than that: These kids are outcasts, Sam teaches Charlie to love, etc. My thought is that the studio is betting on two audiences: a) kids who read Stephen Chbosky‘s book, and b) people who are curious to see Emma Watson play an American.

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  • Hillary

    She’s in bling ring, not spring breakers.

  • Hollie

    If you haven’t read Perks, you need to immediately. I personally believe it is a book that EVERYONE should read.

  • Cara

    The book is amazing. This movie looks like it’ll be disappointing. Not at all how Patrick and Sam were described (looks wise) in the book.

  • Kelsey Manning

    Omg I was obsessed with this book when I was ten and trying to read things that were too old for me. “And in that moment, I swear we were infinite,” was like the most epic thing I had ever read.

  • alice

    Logan Lerman and Ezra Miller, two nice Jewish boys in one movie.