This is basically the first significant acting part for Emma since Harry Potter saga came to an end. It's too early to tell how successful she will be in the long run, but first signs are encouraging. Here she played a high school senior, who wasn't very selective in her previous relationships and couldn't properly focus on her studies until she met Charlie. The character visibly matures once her story develops, and I think Emma did just fine portraying this lost (and found) girl.
I can't, however, say that I was positively shocked by this performance. In a couple of monologue scenes Emma sounded a bit robotic, but overall not a bad job for a 23-year-old actress, who played Hermione Granger and only Hermione Granger for the most part of her career. I'm ready to wait a couple of years and see how she adjusts to a wider range of roles and finds her (new) self.
Current grade: Let's start with 50.
Review: The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
Emma Watson data sheet
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