I can't say that my life is anything like Charlie's, the main character's, yet all throughout the movie I felt like I was him. The movie spoke to me, both the screenplay, the acting and the direction did wonderfully.
I need to tell you that the acting was off the hook. Toward the end of the movie, Charlie - Logan Lerman got me crying so hard... you know, not the sexy cry, when you have tears in your eyes, but the sobbing, everything dripping from your face crying - the kind that is simply disgusting. The moment you realize what this kid has been through, and living with this secret all of his life, and the blackouts and losing his friends - you just want to hug him. From beginning till end, you just want to hug him and tell him that he is not alone. And if you ever felt alone in your life, then you'll know exactly how much he needs it.
To sum it up: everything he does is perfect. From the behavior in literature class, all the way to punching out two idiots when they hurt his friend. Another point goes to Emma Watson, who personally for me was far more convincing as an American high school student, rather than a British wizard. But here direction plays a really big role. For example Lerman was the weakest link in The Three Musketeers (click here to read my review!), but I can clearly see that he is a great actor. It is beyond me why directors told Watson to play Hermione as an over the top little bitch, when clearly she can make you fall in love with her even when she is whispering.
This is definitely not a date movie. This is a 'sweatpants, tissues and popcorn' movie to enjoy alone, or with a couple of girlfriends. It is a great movie so please try to see it if you can, but make sure to have a comedy in stock afterwards, because if it gets you even just a little bit, you'll be crying for at least a week!
Something more uplifting coming up, I promise!