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Charlie Bartlett

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Charlie Bartlett

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
97 minutes
Wide Release Date:
02/22/08
performer:
Robert Downey Jr., Anton Yelchin, Hope Davis
director:
Jon Poll
distributor:
MGM
author:
65396
genre:
Comedy

We gave it a B-

This ode to Gen-Rx finds rich high schooler Charlie (Yelchin) playing shrink in the boys’ bathroom. Charlie Bartlett is all fun and games until the last 20 schmaltzy minutes. Director Jon Poll’s commentaries prove both silly and serious. His shot-by-shot info-fest with writer Gustin Nash is heavy — in a good way. B-

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