In the week I read Katzenjammer (Stefani Hid), I just finished The Perks of Being Wallflower (Stephen Chbosky), and as if my head is not full of sick people yet, I just happen to pass by in front of television when HBO airing It’s Kind Of Funny Story – a movie about a kid who contemplating suicide, ended in a psychiatric ward in a hospital with all crazy people.
Here’s the short review.
The Perks of Being Wallflower
When I read a couple first pages, I thought it was boring. But slowly I fall in love with the character, Charlie. He’s boring because he’s lonely. His best friend had killed himself. And that moment I just want to be Charlie’s friend. I was worried when he finally befriend with Patrick and Sam. I’m not a big fan of all the drug, smoke, sex and alcohol on these teens life. But I’m rooting for them. I love their relationship, being each other friend.
(Now I can’t wait to see the movie)
It’s written in Indonesian, the setting both In German and Indonesia. About two characters whose life is all the life you don’t want to have. Hening, is a germany, an alcoholic slash pathetic homeless writer. He’s hoping to die sometimes in his sleep, before he finally met Aya, an Indonesian woman. Aya can’t be more worst girl for him to fall in love with. She just killed her boyfriend when they met, and keep the body in a refrigerator in her house. They connected, not by sex, but by the love for books and writing. Yeah.
It’s Kind Of Funny Story.
This movie is not that great. But, almost all the stars I gave it’s for the cute art and graphic, also for the tears on a couple last scene when Craig’s Egyptian roommate finally come out from his bedroom and dancing.
(Now I want to read the novel this movie based on)
- The Perks of Being Wallflower (4/5)
- Katzenjammer (3/5)
- It’s Kind of Funny Story (3.5/5)
( ‘depression: 4. Psychology A psychiatric disorder characterized by an inability to concentrate, insomnia, loss of appetite, anhedonia, feelings of extreme sadness, guilt, helplessness and hopelessness, and thoughts of death. Also called clinical depression. (source: X) )
- REVIEW: The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky (coffeebeansbookshelf.wordpress.com)