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The film buff’s guide to surviving high school

Posted at 2:00 pm, October 8, 2012 in Arts & Entertainment
The Perks of Being A Wallflower

With Emma Watson’s first starring role since Harry Potter, ‘The Perks of Being a Wallflower’ being released this week, we thought we’d kindly offer her some tips about surviving a Muggle high school…

ALWAYS find a Gay Best Friend

The Perks of Being A Wallflower

In ‘The Perks of Being a Wallflower’, lonely Logan Lerman shares his troubles with his GBF, taking a lesson from Lindsay Lohan in 2004’s ‘Mean Girls’ (among many others).

NEVER try too hard

Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Whether it’s taking exams, standing in school elections or getting a bit frisky on prom night, no one likes the kid who goes out of their way to make an effort. Take a lesson from ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’ (1986) and play it cool.

ALWAYS know your clique

The Breakfast Club

You might be a jock, a nerd, a princess, a freak, a geek, a cheerleader, an emo kid, a rocker, a rebel or a vampire… If you’re unsure about your gang, watching ‘The Breakfast Club’ (1985) is a good way to figure it out.

NEVER get friendly with a psychopath


An important one, this: as the casts of ‘Carrie’ (1976), ‘Heathers’ (1988), ‘Scream’ (1996) and ‘Election’ (1999) will confirm, it’s best to stay away from oddballs, outsiders, telekinetics and class presidents.

Good luck Emma! For our full review of The Perks of Being a Wallflower.

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