Charlie Bartlett Appropriating many of the rebel responsibilities of Ferris Bueller and Rushmore 's Max Fischer but little of their fresh charms, the title teen iconoclast of… Charlie Bartlett Appropriating many of the rebel responsibilities of Ferris Bueller and Rushmore 's Max Fischer but little of their fresh charms, the title teen iconoclast of… 2008-02-22 R PT97M Comedy Robert Downey Jr. Anton Yelchin Hope Davis MGM
Movie Review

Charlie Bartlett (2008)

MPAA Rating: R
Anton Yelchin, Robert Downey Jr., ... | BARTLETT PAIR Anton Yelchin (left, with Robert Downey Jr.) is Charlie Bartlett, the titular guru-hero of an antic yet bland comedy
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BARTLETT PAIR Anton Yelchin (left, with Robert Downey Jr.) is Charlie Bartlett, the titular guru-hero of an antic yet bland comedy
EW's GRADE
C+

Details Release Date: Feb 22, 2008; Rated: R; Length: 97 Minutes; Genre: Comedy; With: Robert Downey Jr. and Anton Yelchin; Distributor: MGM

Appropriating many of the rebel responsibilities of Ferris Bueller and Rushmore's Max Fischer but little of their fresh charms, the title teen iconoclast of this antic yet bland comedy is showily updated for our psychotropic age. Rich kid Charlie Bartlett, an (Alpha Dog's Anton Yelchin) becomes a guru-hero to his classmates, holding shrink sessions in the high school bathroom and handing out prescription elixirs (i.e., antidepressants, Ritalin) to the needy. Robert Downey Jr. is an uncomfortable sight as the school's hard-drinking, overstressed principal. C+

Originally posted Feb 20, 2008 Published in issue #980 Feb 29, 2008 Order article reprints
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