Charlie Bartlett

2008-03-31 13:58
What it's about:

Charlie Bartlett has been kicked out of every private school he ever attended. And now that he's moved on to public school, he's simply getting pummeled. But when Charlie discovers that the kids who surround him – the outcast and the popular alike – are secretly in desperate need, his entrepreneurial spirit takes over. Hanging up his shingle in the Boys' restroom, Charlie becomes an underground, not to mention under-aged, shrink who only listens to the private confessions of his schoolmates, and makes the imprudent decision to hand out the pills he's proffered from his own psychiatric sessions.

What the critics say:

"Yelchin delivers one of those performances that pop eyes."
Kirk Honeycutt, Hollywood Reporter

"A stimulating character study composed in the rarified air of satiric, good humor that takes off with side doses of social relevancy."
Jules Brenner , Cinema Signals

"A feeble entry into the teen-movie lexicon."
Jason Clark , Slant Magazine

"Rollicking story of a rich kid whose wildly successful bid for popularity has him playing drug-distributing shrink to an entire high school boasts pitch-perfect faceoffs between Anton Yelchin and Robert Downey Jr. could fuel a chemistry lab."
Ronnie Scheib, Variety
A rich kid becomes the self-appointed psychiatrist to the student body of his new high school.

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