The 2012 film, The Perks of Being A Wallflower, is based on the novel written by Stephen Chbosky. Charlie (Logan Lerman) is an endearing and naive outsider coping with first love (played by Emma Watson), the suicide of his best friend, and his own mental illness while struggling to find a group of people with whom he belongs. The introvert freshman is taken under the wings of two seniors, Sam and Patrick, who welcome him to the real world.
The soundtrack for the movie includes Heroes by David Bowie, Asleep by The Smiths, Teenager Riot by Sonic Youth and more.
"Along with its captivating performances and thoughtfully written screenplay, the film adaptation of Stephen Chbosky's The Perks of Being a Wallflower boasted a soundtrack that added to its authenticity and emotional impact. Set during the early '90s, the film's music features some of the era's definitive songs plus some older classics: Sonic Youth's 'Daydream Nation,' New Order's 'Temptation,' Galaxie 500's 'Tugboat,' the Smiths' 'Asleep,' and David Bowie's 'Heroes' are some of the many highlights here. With mixtape-like intimacy, the album echoes the connections between the film's characters, but that heartfelt vibe reaches listeners as well." - Heather Phares, allmusic.com
1. Could It Be Another Change - The Samples
2. Come On Eileen - Dexys Midnight Runners
3. Tugboat - Galaxie 500
4. Temptation - New Order
5. Evensong - The Innocence Mission
6. Asleep - The Smiths
1. Low - Cracker
2. Teenage Riot - Sonic Youth
3. Dear God - XTC
4. Pearly-Dewdrops' Drops - Cocteau Twins
5. Charlie's Last Letter - Michael Brook
6. Heroes - David Bowie