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    #177193

    Will Poulter won ‘We’re The Millers’ poll

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    Malick
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    #177195

    Ezra was on fire!
    Logan was great!
    Emma was underwhelming!

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    There’s a movie or two every year where I just don’t get the appeal. It has nothing to do with whether I like it. I just don’t get why so many others do. I guess this is that 2012 movie for me. I don’t think it’s much better than retroactively reviled quirky pout-fests like Garden State. It’s not as honest or clever as Ghost World. It’s not as endearing as Juno. It’s not edgy. It’s not funny. It’s all just blah. I guess Emma is kinda adorable in it like she always is, so that’s who I’d go with.

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    I tried to like this movie, but I didnt. And I still dont. Looking over that list above, I’ll throw a dart and go with Logan.

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    #177198

    Biggest tearjerker that I have ever seen, although I did find Miller and Watson excessively praised.

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    ^ What! I guess you haven’t seen the right kind of movies.

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    For me this was Emma Watson hands down. The whole cast was great however.

    FYC Gold Derby TV Awards Performer of the Year: Michelle Dockery

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    This film is brilliant! It feels timeless, it could have been set at any point in the last twenty/thirty years.

    Logan Lerman is the absolute heart of the film, and is the stand-out for me, but Ezra Miller was also note perfect.

    Even seeing an advert or the trailer for this still gives me goosebumps when Lerman says:

    ‘AND IN THAT MOMENT, I SWEAR WE ARE INFINITE’  

    and they go through the tunnel, with Heroes playing! AAAAHHHH what a moment! One of my favourite film scenes of the last decade.

     

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    This is my all-time favorite book and was my favorite movie of 2012. I love this story. All three leads are very impressive. I think Logan Lerman didn’t get enough attention and praise for a very difficult role, and it actually made me very interested in his future endeavors. Ezra Miller was great and Patrick is a very complicated character, but Miller didn’t go over-the-top with it like he could’ve possibly done. And of course, this was Emma Watson’s first major role after the Harry Potter series and she was great. I also want to point out Melanie Lynskey in a brief, but pivotal role. She was heartbreaking. I nominated Miller and Watson for my personal awards, with Lerman just missing out (huge year for that category). I think I’ll go with Watson. Since this was her first Harry Potter role (or at least the first I had seen), she had a lot to prove and she more than did her job. Sam is such a complex character that could actually be easy to dislike, but I didn’t get that at all from her. But yeah, I adore this movie and I think all three did a great job, and it’s certainly launched them in the right direction in terms of future projects.

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    Definitely Logan Lerman. In a fair awards world with young actors, he would get more citations here and there.

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    It’s great seeing passion for a film. Why watch movies if that feeling doesnt hit you once in a while?

    It’s funny but for several reasons Moonrise Kingdom was the somewhat similar film for me that year, and people seem to be split between this one and Perks. They’re quite different in tone and direction of course but of the two, Moonrise resonated with me a lot more.

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    I loved this movie so much. I heard some people that read the book really slam this movie being made because they hated the book so I did not catch it in theaters but when I saw it on DVD, I think this is the only movie I watched again immediately after I was done watching it because I loved it so much and I don’t think I have done that ever before. Ezra Miller was my favorite performance mostly because I had seen him in We Need to Talk About Kevin the year before and LOVED him in that. He really did a 180 on characters and acting choices so I really loved that about his performance. Logan Lerman was great too and Emma Watson too, also noteworthy was Mae Whitman who isn’t listed here. 

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    It’s great seeing passion for a film. Why watch movies if that feeling doesnt hit you once in a while?

    It’s funny but for several reasons Moonrise Kingdom was the somewhat similar film for me that year, and people seem to be split between this one and Perks. They’re quite different in tone and direction of course but of the two, Moonrise resonated with me a lot more.

    “Moonrise” and “Perks” were in my top three films of that year (the other being the wildly different “Django Unchained”). Are people really that split between “Moonrise” and “Wallflower”? Most people I know who have seen both loved both. 

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    #177207

    Both were in my top ten.  I thought that everyone liked Moonrise Kingdom.

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    For me, the standout of this fantastic cast was Ezra Miller…. However, I think Miller, Lerman and Watson were all Oscar worthy. “Perks” is a brilliant brilliant film! 

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