The Perks Of A Great Story And Sountrack

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Based on the best-selling novel by Stephen Chbosky, The Perks Of Being A Wallflower is one of those rites-of-passage films that leaves you feeling good, despite its plot focusing mainly on the downs of growing up. A moving tale mostly of love, loss and fear, its bottom line message that friends will always be there to get you through the tough times makes the movie’s main theme one of hope. And, by golly, if that doesn’t perk you up, the darn-good soundtrack sure will. Featured are tracks by artists as diverse as David Bowie (Heroes), Dexy’s Midnight Runners (Come On Eileen), New Order (Temptation) and Sonic Youth (Teenage Riot). Plus there are tracks by The Samples, Galaxie 500, The Innocence Mission, The Smiths (every shoe-gazer’s favourite), Cracker, XTC, the Cocteau Twins and Michael Brook rounding out one of the best soundtracks of late, albeit with a retro bent.