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“My family has a psychiatrist on call. How normal can I be?”
– Charlie Bartlett

SYNOPSIS: A rich kid becomes the self-appointed psychiatrist to the student body of his new high school. – via IMDB

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GRADE 8The movie is a lot of fun and had me in stitches in so many places. It was an amusing look at a rich kid, and I loved the scheme of the prescription pills, popularity, growing up, loneliness as well as the lengths a teenager will go to in order to fit in. What a person does with popularity is important, and that is explored earlier in Charlie Bartlett than other movies of its kind. It was an awesome feel good movie, and I enjoy it every time, even if it not my normal blood, guts and gore or insane drama. It is simply a fun and enjoyable movie, and it is great to watch every now and again. For me there are so many great scenes where you can just laugh at Charlie and his antics, as well as respect how he is an organizer for the students, and will help them at every turn that he can and is able to have everyone rally together. The movie was also pretty well cast, and Robert Downey Jr was again a joy to watch, he is a diverse and great actor, no matter that people think he has been typecast as Tony Stark / Iron Man. He is so much  more talented than that – although he should actually go back to doing other things again. Anton Yelchin is an actor that I enjoy quite a lot, and I think that he was perfectly cast to give us Charlie, he did so with style. I was a huge fan of Tyler Hilton’s Murphy, that guy was hilarious! The way he ran that business with Charlie, the way he wanted to take a girl out on a very specific dinner and a movie date, the way he was actually a softie? You cannot help but love Murph. Watching the wheeling and dealing of Charlie is exceptionally entertaining, that kid is smooth! If you haven’t seen this, Charlie Bartlett is well worth the watch, no matter what your age.

20 thoughts on “Rapid Review: Charlie Bartlett (2007)

  1. robbinsrealm says:

    I agree with your take on the film. I thoroughly enjoyed watching it.

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    1. Zoë says:

      Thank you! It was awesome!

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  2. theipc says:

    Doesn’t look like one I’ll watch but I always enjoy reading your posts : )

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    1. Zoë says:

      Ah thanks man! It is a light movie, rather entertaining, but I can see it not being for everyone! Maybe one day you getbdead bored… 😛

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      1. theipc says:

        I’m gonna go with “maybe” on this one : )

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      2. Zoë says:

        A day of boredom may someday arrived – you will be prepared!! 😀

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  3. CMrok93 says:

    If anything, I remember this flick blatantly featuring like 2/3 of the Degrassi: the Next Generation cast. The movie was okay, but that’s the most memorable aspect that I can come up with remembering now. Good review Zoe.

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    1. Zoë says:

      😀 haha! Thank you! While not a masterpiece by a long shot, I found it to be enjoyable.

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  4. emmakwall says:

    I’m not sure why I’ve not seen this yet but I really must!!! Great review Zoe 🙂

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    1. Zoë says:

      Thanks Em! You should check it out, I found it highly entertaining 🙂

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      1. emmakwall says:

        I just know I would too! Appeals to me and it’s a got a good cast as well 🙂

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  5. Dan O. says:

    Haven’t seen this one in awhile, but thought it was fine when it was around. Nice review.

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  6. By Hook Or By Book ~ Book Reviews, News, & Other Stuff says:

    Fantastic review Zoe! How did I miss this?! 😦

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    1. Zoë says:

      Thanks lady! I have no idea, but give it a whirl!

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      1. By Hook Or By Book ~ Book Reviews, News, & Other Stuff says:

        I definitely will!🙋🏻

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  7. Natasha says:

    Murphy is the best ever. My favourite!

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  8. table9mutant says:

    Yay! Glad you liked this one. I liked it a lot too! It had a Harold And Maude vibe to it that I really liked as well (also Submarine). Very different story but same sort of feel (I recommend that, btw, if you’ve never seen it). And Yelchin is cute. Great review. 🙂

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    1. Zoë says:

      Thanks lady! I will give it a look see 🙂 He is a sweetie!

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