This Friday, the seminal awkward teen novel "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" gets released on the big screen. Based on the book by Stephen Chbosky, who also wrote and directed the film, "Perks" follows a group of misfit students -- Logan Lerman, Ezra Miller ("We Need To Talk About Kevin") and, of course, Emma Watson (without her British lilt!) -- as they begin to find their place in the high-school stratosphere.
While assuring out-of-place kids that they are not alone, "Perks" has provided high schoolers a slew of quotes with which they can better -- and more poetically -- understand their adolescence. (Who hasn't written "We accept the love we think we deserve" in a composition book?)
So, in honor of the coming-of-age's adaptation, Moviefone presents the Movie High School Guide to Life. From "Mean Girls" to "The Breakfast Club" here's a crash course in high-school cache, as told by some of your favorite high school movie characters ever. Get out your trapper keeper, people!
How To Give An Oral Presentation ('Clueless')
"We could certainly party with the Haiti-ans."
How To Prove You're Dark And Mysterious ('Almost Famous')
Nothing proves you're not in love with a whimsical band-aid like breaking her heart!
How To Give An Apology ('Mean Girls')
"God! I am so sorry Regina. Really, I don't know why I did this. I guess it's probably because I've got a big *lesbian* crush on you! Suck on *that*! AY-YI-YI-YI-YI-YI!"
How To Sneak Into A Fancy Restaurant ('Ferris Bueller's Day Off')
"A) You can never go too far."
How To Insult A Doctor ('Rushmore')
"I like your nurse's uniform, guy." "These are OR scrubs." "Oh. Are they?" Fool proof, ladies and gentlemen. Fool proof.
How To Go Nuts ('Pump Up The Volume')
This is the sort of speech that makes you rethink your answer to "If everybody jumped off a bridge, would you do it, too?" Um, YEAH!
How To Make An Entrance ('Pretty in Pink')
Anyone who can lip-sync Otis Redding like that...deserves Molly Ringwald.
How To Give A Non-Violent Beat-Down ('Angus')
Oh, James Van Der Beek. You never stood a chance.
How Give Advice ('Risky Business')
"If you can't say it. You can't do it." (Also: Tom Cruise is <em>taking</em> girl advice from the guy who played "Booger" in "Revenge of the Nerds.")
How To Not Feel Very Good ('Napoleon Dynamite')
When all else fails, ask for Chapstick.
How To Go Out, Guns Blazing ('The Breakfast Club')
Remember: A guy dressed in a Barry Manilow suit will always lose.
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