The Perks of Being a Wallflower is one of the books that kids love and adore while they grow up and try to deal with adolescence. Now, they can fall in love with it all over again with the film adaption starring Emma Watson, Logan Lerman, Nina Dobrev and more!

We chatted with American Horror Story star and Charlie’s father in the film, Dylan McDermott at the premiere in Hollywood. He let us in on his character in the aspiring flick and why so many people are drawn into the story.

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The film has been receiving constant praise for its moving and relatable storyline, which is why Dylan thinks it attracts so many people. “I think it has a message and it has a story. It has a lot of hope for kids out there who are suffering, like a lot of teenagers do,” he said. “There’s a lot of strength in it.”

The Perks of Being a Wallflower hits theaters on September 21st!

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