Adolescence is a very complicated, confusing stage and sometimes it even makes us feel that we don’t fit in anywhere, but due to movies like The advantages of being invisible we could understand a little the way we were feeling.
Sam, Charlie, Patrick and the rest of their friends learned to cope with the drama and confusion of this stage by living different experiences and always being together. It’s incredible that nine years have passed since the film’s release, but it’s even more surprising how much the protagonists have changed. This is what the entire cast currently looks like.
1. Bill Anderson – Paul Rudd
The Literature teacher was one of Charlie’s first friends when he got to high school and was the one who helped him by giving him great advice.
2. Candace Kelmeckis – Nina Dobrev
Nina played Charlie’s sister and although she was not a character that had many appearances during the film, she managed to provoke a feeling of love and trust among the viewers, because she put aside the cliché of the indifferent and annoying sister. In addition, he managed to address two important issues such as dating violence and abortion.
3. Mary Elizabeth – Mae Whitman
Mary was Charlie’s first girlfriend and the one who helped him cope a little more with society. However, it was not to everyone’s liking, as the vast majority wanted to see him with Sam.
4. Brad – Johnny Simmons
Brad was the typical star gamer boy and the most popular in school, but he was not “happy” because he had to hide his sexuality and meet Patrick alone behind the stands.
5. Patrick – Ezra Miller
Patrick was an outgoing boy who enjoyed the little pleasures in life. In addition, he was Charlie’s first friend and the one who helped him put his fears and insecurities behind him.
6. Sam – Emma Watson
Sam was Charlie’s great love and also an understanding, intelligent and pretty girl, but with a small flaw: she had terrible taste in men.
7. Charlie Kelmeckis – Logan Lerman
Charlie was a 15-year-old boy, shy, insecure and with different problems that had led him to make bad decisions. Fortunately, he was able to get ahead with the help of his friends.