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“Words On Bathroom Walls” Gives A Mature Sheen To The Ya Genre

“Words On Bathroom Walls” Gives A Mature Sheen To The Ya Genre

It would have been very easy for Words on Bathroom Walls to take a simplistic approach to the story that it’s telling. Young Adult novels that get turned into movies tend to lean on heavy themes, but don’t always tackle them in particularly mature ways. This one, however, is willing to go that route, allowing themes of mental illness to get the gravitas that it deserves. Much like The Fault in Our Stars managed to overcome its Ya routes to become something more, this one is able to as well. It’s not on the level of that Ya tearjerker, but it’s a quality new release well worth your time this week. The film is a teen drama, following Adam (Charlie Plummer), who seems to be your garden variety high schooler. Everything on the outside makes him appear to be a young adult like any other, even

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