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Charlie Bartlett (2008) Movie Information

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4078

Avg. Rating:

2.61/4

# of Ratings:

76

Genres:

Comedy

Rating:

R

Language:

English

Theater Date:

02/22/2008

DVD Release:

06/24/2008

Director:

Jon Poll

Actors:

Anton Yelchin
Robert Downey Jr.
Hope Davis
Tyler Hilton
Jake Epstein
Lauren Collins

 

 

 

 

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Plot Outline:

A high school student, who is recently kicked out of his private high school, must go to a public school located in a not so good area. At first the young boy is mocked, but after giving a little advice he becomes the most popular kid at school as he may have found his calling - psychiatry.

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dukeakasmudge 09/08/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
2/4 

This movie had its moments but it was not as good as I hoped it would be

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GJ81 04/26/2009 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
2.5/4 

Charlie Bartlett the movie, will pass the time. There are worse films out there, but there are also better ones. Its a film that once you stop the dvd, you'll spare no thought to it (unless to write a review), its just another average film. I like Anton Yelchin the main actor here, i think better things are going to come out of him but this will in no way add to his fame. An incredibly middle of the road high school movie that really should have tried harder.

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bwill 09/08/2008 (0 of 1 found this helpful)

Rating of
1.5/4 

I really wanted to like this movie. It seemed like a great concept. Some decent performances (especially by RDJ) were just plain overshadowed by poor script, poor directing and just plain awful dialog. The scenarios were so obviously constructed that they just screamed "IGNORE YOUR SUSPENSION OF DISBELIEF!"

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FZero 02/23/2008 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3/4 

The drama worked a lot better than the comedy some of which seemed forced and quirky for the sake of being quirky. The sudden shift in tone from comedy to serious drama was jarring to say the least, I wished they would just pick a side of the fence and stay there. All that being said most of the movie was amusing and everyone gives great performances especially Robert Downey Jr. playing Robert Downey Jr. which clearly involves him being a drunk. Even though some of the high school moment were naive and idealistic, the message was there and worked. Too bad the R rating prevents it from being seen by the target demographic.

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  Nosferatu
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09/16/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

"Charlie Bartlett" By Nosferatu

"When Charlie Bartlett listens everyone talks."


This is a Non-Classical High-School movie, which means that there are actually some intelligent characters in this motion picture. Whenever I with a school/College as a theme or stage, I immediately think it's more "Cinema Fast-Food", in others words, more brainless characters sticking to the storyline and a very weak development of the characters. This is not it!

"Charlie Bartlett" is a comedy well backed up by a powerful drama about a kid who just wants to make some friends and get popular but he ends up selling the students the pills he would get from several psychiatrists by describing their problems as his own. He will then change the relationship between his girlfriend with her dad as well as the way of thinking of most of the ...

Rating of
3/4 

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  Franz Patrick
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05/21/2008 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Quirky, Funny

I knew I was going to enjoy this film prior to seeing it but I was surprised when the second half came along because it had so much heart. Anton Yelchin never disappoints and I have never seen him act crazier. I loved it when he would bust out into songs or jump around for no obvious reason; of course those are his brighter moments. In the second half, we see him with these puppy-dog eyes and fragile voice when circumstances shift to the heavier side. I'm glad that Yelchin had fun with it. Robert Downey Jr. cracked me up. He was perfect as this alcoholic, broken down principal. He did have his scary-random moments but I believed him nonetheless. Hope Davis is equally funny as a mother who treats her child like an adult when he shouldn't be. In a way, she reminded me of my parents, which I...

Rating of
3/4 

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