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 games until the… 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 games until the…
Movie on DVD Review

Charlie Bartlett (2008)

EW's GRADE
B-

Details Release Date: Jun 24, 2008; DVD Release Date: Jun 24, 2008; Movie Rated: R; Genre: Comedy; With: Robert Downey Jr. and Anton Yelchin; 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 Jul 04, 2008 Published in issue #1001 Jul 11, 2008 Order article reprints
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