It’s strange that sometimes I read a book and feel I am the people in the book and then there are times when I see a movie and feel I am one of the characters in the movie, but never before I related with a character as much as I did with Charlie.
As I write this post David Bowie is singing heroes on my music system, I’ll call it tunnel song from now on. There is rain outside and a tingling feeling near the lower part of my heart, I reminisce my grad years and look back to the days I use to be a wallflower.
No matter what the world said I was resisting this movie for sole reason that Hermione granger will have to be seen in a Non-Harry potter movie but sooner or later I had to make my peace with the fact so I watched it and now I am all soo pensive and sleepless.
Wiki defines wallflower as “In social situations, a wallflower is a shy or unpopular individual who doesn’t socialize or participate in activities at social events. He or she may have other talents but usually does not express them in the presence of other individuals. The term comes from the image of a person isolating themselves from areas of social activities” and that’s my intro in one word. I am a wallflower and I see no perks in being one.
The film begins with Charlie’s (Logan Lerman) voice over and remains through the story; his narrative makes you see the world from the protagonist’s eye. It’s a story of a teenage boy who is nervous about beginning his freshman year of high school. His only friend on the first day is his English teacher, eventually he befriends Sam (Hermione granger ,”who the fuck is Emma Watson?”) and Patrick (Ezra Miller). So begins the story of Charlie and the moments spent in his high school. I wish the story was straight through typical 3 act structure so that I could easily brush away with , the movie is about moments you will connect to.
Moments those make you feel infinite and infuse a somewhat happy feeling inside you. There is music that will make those moments even more magical. one such moment is when they are passing through the tunnel and a song plays on the radio, the city lights and joy you see in their faces for being there at that time. As you graduate with the movie there is a sense of realization that things change and life goes on, when you look back in time all you get is tingling sensation in heart, few smiles and hope.
Let me end this post with Charlie’s last letter
“I don’t know if I will have the time to write any more letters because I might be too busy trying to participate. So, if this does end up being the last letter, I just want you to know that I was in a bad place before I started high school. And you helped me Even if you didn’t know what I was talking about. Or know someone who’s gone through it. It made me not feel alone. Because I know there are people who say all of these things don’t happen. And there are people who forget what it’s like to be 16 when they turn 17. I know these will all be stories someday. And our pictures will become old photographs. And we’ll all become somebody’s mom or dad.But right now,these moments are not stories This is happening. I am here. And I am looking at her. And she is so beautiful I can see it. This one moment when you know you’re not a sad story. You are alive. And as you stand up and see the lights on buildings and everything that makes you wonder. And you are listening to that song on that drive with the people you love most in this world and in this moment I swear… we are infinite.”
“we accept the love we think we deserve.”
For the bittersweet feelings of life cheers for the moments that count. Love…Live…be a hero.