'Movies like Perks of Being a Wallflower':
Indie Kids Growing Up
Modern movies in the vein of 'Charlie Bartlett' or 'Rushmore': coming-of-age comedies with an independent feel to them. Watch these quirky youths becoming quirky young adults (who will, we can only assume, eventually become quirky senior-citizens)!
Shy 14-year-old Duncan goes on summer vacation with his mother, her overbearing boyfriend, and her boyfriend's daughter. Having a rough time fitting in, Duncan finds an unexpected friend in Owen, manager of the Water Wizz water park.
With only the plan of moving in together after high school, two unusually devious friends seek direction in life. As a mere gag, they respond to a man's newspaper ad for a date, only to find it will greatly complicate their lives.
A ten-year-old scientist secretly leaves his family's ranch in Montana where he lives with his cowboy father and scientist mother, scapes home, and travels across the country aboard a freight train to receive an award at the Smithsonian Institute.