Charlie Bartlett

Charlie Bartlett
After being kicked out of all the private schools around, a young, charming wheeler-dealer finds himself in public school for the first time. Seeing another opportunity, he soon finds himself as the unofficial psychiatrist to the schoolkids, offering advice and dangerous prescription medicines. He obtains the medicines from his real doctors, by conveniently having the same symptoms as his customers. He also begins dating the school principal's comely daughter, which does not go down well with the head master. As 'business' continues to boom, and the principal feels himself losing control of his school and daughter, things have to oome to a head. The film takes a look at the current phenomenon of kids on medication. At the time of writing this has not been released in the US yet, but early reviews are very favourable.

95 minutes.
No persons under 13 (Language).
Comedy, Drama.
What do you mean I remind you of Ally McBeal?
What do you mean I remind you of Ally McBeal?


Anton Yelchin, Robert Downey, Hope Davis, Kat Dennings, Tyler Hilton
Jon Poll
ScreenplayGustin Nash
MusicChristophe Beck
CinematographyPaul Sarossy
EditingAlan Baumgarten
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
Made in2007
Produced bySidney Kimmel Entertainment, Everyman Pictures, Texon Entertainment, Permut Presentations, Madacy Entertainment

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Trailer: Medium

Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreComedy, drama
LanguageStrong but contextual, infrequent blasphemy
SexMild and infrequent
ViolenceBrief and not very frequent
Drug abuseNone
CommentsThe film deals with teenagers growing up and coping with peer pressure, absent parents, sexual awakenings and drug awareness
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Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Lara de Matos
Cape Times
Kirk Honeycutt
The Citizen
David Jenkin
Box Office
John P. McCarthy quote iconJon Poll's terrific directorial debut — from a snarky-and-sweet script by Gustin Nash — has too much charisma to be a banal high-school melodrama.

What the People say

256 Netizens quote iconA Must-See Movie!

Average .. 74%


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