Charlie Bartlett

MPAA Rated – R
It’s 1:37 Long
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The Dude on the Right

Charlie Bartlett
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Starring: Anton Yelchin, Robert Downey Jr., Hope Davis
MPAA Rated: R
Released By: MGM
Release Date: 2008
Directed By: Jon Poll

Here’s a tricky movie to promote, kinda like “Superbad,” where even though some of the core group of folks who might want to see this movie are high-schoolers, it’s rated R. In any case we get Charlie (Anton Yelchin). He comes from a wealthy family and doesn’t fit in at his new school, the new school he is at because he gets tossed from all of the private schools. Going to therapy himself, one day he helps a fellow student and suddenly Charlie is the “psychiatrist” for his fellow classmates. Suddenly Charlie is cool, falls in love, and the Principal sees that things are amuck and that Charlie must be dealt with.

A dark comedy with what looks like clever writing, Charlie Bartlett looks like a fantastic character and this might be fun for adults who were the snooty kids in high school but have since grown up, kinda like us nerds could relate to the boys of “Superbad.”

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