Charlie Bartlett

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Rated: R

Running Time: 97 Minutes

Year: 2008

Boobs: 2 Pairs

One Sentence: Should have made it PG-13

If you are like me, then you have seen the horrible ads for a movie called Charlie Bartlett all over your TV.  They have been running a while and they show a horrible movie, that makes you run as far away as possible.  You are not sure what the movie is about and you think it might be a comedy yet, did not see any funny parts in the preview.  You also think the kid who plays Charlie is a talking piece of wood, and really have no interest in seeing him.  Well…I actually saw the movie, and I have to say, those feelings you had, are almost right on. 

Charlie is some sort of teen angst comedy, drama thing, that deals with issues that I think kids these days might be dealing with.  It touches on things like drugs, sex, alcoholism, and repressive schools.  Stuff like that.  I think that this movie would speak to kids about 15 and 16 who are dealing with these issues.  The movie seems to speak to them.  Problem, the movie is rated R, and technically kids should not be allowed into the movie.  I am not saying the movie is bad enough for them not to see, it's just that the movie theaters are supposed to not let them in.   So we have this movie that only people out of High School should watch, and I think anyone out of High School would have no interest in watching it. 

The acting, situations, and plot are not stimulating enough for people outside of high school.  The comedy was not funny enough to make me ignore the fact that I didn't give a crap about the teens in this movie, like say something like Juno.   The drama was not deep enough for me to care about this situation on a level outside of a teen point of view.  It just totally missed the mark with me and I think will do horribly as such in the box office.  For all you adults, let your teens go see it.  For all you adults, skip it.

2 Stars 

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