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Charlie Bartlett This ode to Gen-Rx finds rich high schooler Charlie (Yelchin) playing shrink in the boys' bathroom. Charlie Bartlett is all fun and...Charlie BartlettComedyPT97MR This ode to Gen-Rx finds rich high schooler Charlie (Yelchin) playing shrink in the boys' bathroom. Charlie Bartlett is all fun and...2008-07-04Hope DavisMGM
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Charlie Bartlett

Genre: Comedy; Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Anton Yelchin, Hope Davis; Director: Jon Poll; Author: Gustin Nash; Release Date Wide: 02/22/2008; Status: In Season; Runtime (in minutes): In Season; MPAA Rating: In Season; Distributor: MGM

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-

Originally posted July 4 2008 — 12:00 AM EDT

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