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A rich kid becomes the self-appointed psychiatrist to the student body of his new high school. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Directed by
Jon Poll 
Writing credits
Gustin Nash (written by)

Produced by
Joseph Boccia .... line producer: additional photography (as Joe Boccia)
Whitney Brown .... line producer
Trish Hofmann .... executive producer
William Horberg .... executive producer
Barron Kidd .... producer
Sidney Kimmel .... producer
Steve Longi .... co-producer
Gustin Nash .... co-producer
Jennifer Perini .... executive producer
David Permut .... producer
Jay Roach .... producer
Bruce Toll .... executive producer
Karen Gehres .... field producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Christophe Beck 
Cinematography by
Paul Sarossy (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Alan Baumgarten 
Casting by
Richard Hicks 
David Rubin 
Production Design by
Tamara Deverell 
Art Direction by
Joshu de Cartier 
Set Decoration by
Zeljka Alosinac 
Costume Design by
Luis Sequeira 
Makeup Department
Jenny Arbour .... assistant hair stylist
Judi Cooper-Sealy .... key hair stylist
Linda Dowds .... key makeup artist
Liz Gruszka .... second assistant makeup artist (as Elizabeth Gruzska)
Carol Hartwick .... second assistant hair stylist
Julia Valente .... assistant makeup artist
Production Management
Joseph Boccia .... unit production manager: additional photography (as Joe Boccia)
Whitney Brown .... unit production manager
James Fraser .... assistant production manager
Trish Hofmann .... unit production manager
Aaron Merrell .... director of production: SKE (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Libby Hodgson .... first assistant director
Patrick Murphy .... third assistant director
Neesha Patki .... trainee assistant director
Andrew Pritchard .... trainee assistant director
Tim Singh .... second assistant director
Branko Racki .... second unit director (uncredited)
Art Department
Denniston Karl Brown .... on-set dresser
Jai Chong .... on-set painter
Dan Conley .... set dresser
John Connell .... lead set dresser
Steven Conner .... assistant head carpenter
Rossana DeCampo .... key scenic artist
Andrew Evans .... head painter
Cheryl Fisher .... assistant scenic artist
Christopher Geggie .... property master
Jason Graham .... first assistant art director
Jason Graham .... graphic designer
Marc Kuitenbrouwer .... construction coordinator
Tony Mainelli .... head carpenter (as Anthony Mainelli)
Rob McCallum .... storyboard artist
Michael Meade .... property buyer
Kari Measham .... set decoration buyer
Jak Oliver .... assistant head painter
Brian Patrick .... assistant property master
Paul Renaut .... set dresser
John 'Butch' Rose .... set dresser (as Butch Rose)
Richard M. Snider .... key greensperson (as Richard Snider)
Abbie Weinberg .... second assistant art director
Traceley Young .... second assistant head carpenter
Jody Lynn Clement .... second assistant art director: reshoots (uncredited)
Joel Venti .... storyboard artist (opening sequence) (uncredited)
Sound Department
Ron Bartlett .... sound re-recording mixer
Bill Burns .... assistant sound editor
Gavin Coford .... boom operator
Jenna Dalla Riva .... foley recording assistant
Caoimhe Doyle .... foley artist
Henry Embry .... sound mixer
Eric Flickinger .... sound recordist
Galen Goodpaster .... assistant sound editor
Michael Haight .... supervising sound editor
Doug Hemphill .... sound re-recording mixer (as D.M. Hemphill)
Zach Hunter .... cable puller
Larry Kemp .... dialogue editor
Goro Koyama .... foley artist
David Lucarelli .... adr recordist
Andy Malcolm .... foley artist
Anna Malkin .... foley recording assistant
Ron Malligers .... foley recording mixer (as Ron Mellegers)
Cindy Marty .... sound effects editor
Bruce Nyznik .... foley editor
Michael O'Farrell .... supervising sound editor
Katelin Petersen .... adr voices
Tony Pilkington .... sound re-recording engineer
Charleen Richards .... adr mixer: LA
Don White .... foley recording mixer
Sean Byrne .... sound re-recordist (uncredited)
Howard London .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Matthew McKenzie .... adr recording engineer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Rocco Larizza .... key special effects
Martin Malivoire .... special effects coordinator
Visual Effects by
Wayne Adams .... efilm projects manager: Pacific Vision Productions
Bill Church .... digital artist: Pacific Vision Productions
Anne Graham .... digital artist: Pacific Vision Productions
David D. Johnson .... visual effects supervisor: Pacific Vision Productions (as Dave Johnson)
Sean Kennedy .... digital artist: Pacific Vision Productions
Steve Koch .... digital artist: Pacific Vision Productions
Greg Paddock .... digital artist: Pacific Vision Productions
Wayne Downer .... stunts
Joe Eigo .... stunts
Joey Kippax .... stunts
John MacDonald .... stunts
Patrick Mark .... stunts
Duncan McLean .... stunts
Duncan McLeod .... stunt performer
Curtis Parker .... stunts
Branko Racki .... stunt coordinator
Joseph Racki .... stunts
Robert Racki .... stunts
Shayna Segal .... stunts
Bryan Thomas .... stunts
John MacDonald .... stunt double: Jake Epstein (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Zena Bielewicz .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Jerry Borris .... best boy electric
Sean Bourdeau .... best boy grip
Peter Bowman .... video assist operator
Allen Cheng .... electrician
Robert Cochrane .... dolly grip
Yvonne Collins .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Ciaran Copelin .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Roy Elliston .... key rigging grip
Richard Emerson .... key grip
Philip Esteves .... key rigging gaffer
Roger Finlay .... camera operator: "c" camera (as Roger Findley)
Candide Franklyn .... second steadicam operator
Glen Goodchild .... grip
J.W. Lee Ionson .... generator operator
Delroy P. Jarrett .... electrician (as Delroy Jarrett)
James Kohne .... grip (as Jim Kohne)
Jim MacCammon .... electrician (as James MacCammon)
Ari Magder .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Tim Merkel .... Steadicam operator
Tim Merkel .... camera operator: "b" camera
David Owen .... gaffer
Tracy Shaw .... best boy rigging grip
Matt Taylor .... best boy rigging electric
Paul Thompson .... video assist operator
Sarah Warland .... camera loader
George Willis .... underwater camera operator
Mark Willis .... camera operator: "a" camera
Jordan Willoughby .... camera trainee
Ken Woroner .... still photographer
William Engel .... grip (uncredited)
Brent Robinson .... underwater first assistant camera (uncredited)
Jerry Romanko .... daily grip (uncredited)
Casting Department
Luisa Cabbidu .... extras casting assistant (as Luisa Cabiddu)
Robin D. Cook .... casting: Canada
Zameret Kleiman .... extras casting
Hollie Meyer .... casting associate: Canada (as Hollie Lee Meyer)
Stephanie Stenta .... casting associate: Los Angeles
Millie Tom .... casting associate: Canada
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Christina Cattle .... set costume supervisor
Jay Du Boisson .... assistant costume designer
Karen Eppstadt .... key wardrobe breakdown artist
John Girouard .... costume coordinator: extras
Lindsay Jacobs .... costume supervisor
Susan Nycz .... costume truck coordinator
Sara Schilt .... costume buyer
Editorial Department
Gary Burritt .... negative cutter: Kona Cutting
Doug Caron .... first assistant editor: Toronto (as Douglas Caron)
Catherine Haight .... first assistant editor
Andy Jurgensen .... post-production coordinator (as Andrew Jurgensen)
Chris Regan .... color timer (as Christopher Regan)
David Tarnawsky .... second assistant editor: Toronto
Debbie Holland .... colorist (uncredited)
Rui Martins .... telecine operator (uncredited)
Jordan Wood .... dailies assistant editor: reshoots (uncredited)
Music Department
Christophe Beck .... score producer
Wayne Bergeron .... musician: trumpet
Christine Bergren .... music clearance
Adam Blau .... score coordinator
Fernand Bos .... supervising music editor
David Carpenter .... musician: bass (as Dave Carpenter)
Wade Culbreath .... musician: percussion
Sandy DeCrescent .... orchestra contractor
George Doering .... musician: guitar
Michael Fisher .... musician: percussion (as Mike Fisher)
Christy Gerhart .... music executive: SKE
Mark Graham .... music preparation: Joann Kane Music Service
Bonnie Greenberg .... executive in charge of music: SKE
Brad Haehnel .... score mixer
Dave Jordan .... music supervisor
Steve Kaplan .... score recordist
Randy Kerber .... musician: piano
Larry Mah .... score recordist
Alexandra Nickson .... music coordinator
Elaine Overholt .... music coach: piano
Elaine Overholt .... vocal coach
Victor Pesavento .... music preparation
Jen Pray .... music clearance (as Jennifer Pray)
Tom Rizzo .... musician: guitar
John Robinson .... musician: drums
Peter Rotter .... orchestra contractor
Ben Schor .... music editor
Steve Smith .... music preparation: Joann Kane Music Service
Steven L. Smith .... music preparation
Noah Scot Snyder .... digital score recordist (as Noah Snyder)
Jojo Villanueva .... music supervisor
Jason Wormer .... score mixing assistant: The Village
Dan Zank .... musician
Transportation Department
David Ballantine .... driver: set decoration (as Dave Ballantine)
Wilfred Bell .... driver (as Wilf Bell)
Bill Boyd .... picture car captain
John Brunt .... driver
Mike Doyle .... driver
Gary Flanagan .... driver
Ron Hines .... driver: rigging
Jennifer Mccormack .... driver: honeywagon (as Jennifer McCormack)
Frank Mizzi .... transportation captain
Marty Monro .... driver: construction
Bruce Raymer .... driver
Carl Severin .... transportation co-captain
William L. Tataryn .... driver: Mr. Downey (as Bill Tataryn)
Mark Van Alstyne .... transportation coordinator
Grant Volkers .... driver: Mr. Yelchin
Gord Bettles .... picture car mechanic (uncredited)
Other crew
Claire Adamson .... stand-in: Susan
John Albanis .... assistant: Mr. Poll
Cassandra Barbour .... rights and clearances: Entertainment Clearances
James Blacker .... location scout
Jackie Borosa .... craft service: Star Grazing
Ranjani Brow .... loop group coordinator
David M. Chisholm .... production coordinator
Stephanie Chris .... office production assistant
Julia Cohen .... assistant: Ms. Hofmann
Marco Di Flaviano .... location production assistant
Ernest Dyck .... stand-in: Murphy
David Ferrant .... stand-in: Gardner
Yerusalem Ghebrhwet .... on-set medic
Christopher Godfrey .... assistant: Mr. Roach
Erica Graham .... assistant: Ms. Perini
Rhonda Hall .... stand-in: Marilyn
Matthew Hals .... assistant: Mr. Permut (as Matt Hals)
Wendy Hoffman .... loop group coordinator
Richard Hughes .... location manager
Christopher Huron .... photo double: Charlie
Joanne Jackson .... production accountant
Eric Ladd .... title designer: main titles, Ignite Crerative
Rhea Lavery .... clearance coordinator
Stanley Lilavois .... craft service: Star Grazing
Rose Lister .... first assistant accountant
Eric Macmillan .... set medic (as Eric MacMillan)
Christine Mammolito .... assistant: Mr. Downey
Dino Mangos .... location production assistant
Susan Marucci .... script supervisor
Susan Starre McKibbin .... payroll accountant (as Sue McKibbin)
John Mendes .... assistant location manager
Stephen Monas .... business affairs services: Business Affairs
Robert Morse .... stand-in: Charlie
Sue Nelson .... third assistant accountant
Ryan Reaney .... production assistant
Jimmy Rich .... assistant: Mr. Downey
Michelle M. Robeson .... production secretary
Laura Sevier .... rights and clearances: Entertainment Clearances
Lisa Shamata .... unit publicist
Todd Shannon Jr. .... diving supervisor
Michelle K. Smith .... assistant production coordinator
Woody Whelan .... office production assistant
Derek Brady .... location manager: additional filming (uncredited)
Michael J. Harker .... completion bond company representative (uncredited)
Bill Hong .... operator: camera car/insert car (uncredited)
Richie Kawamoto .... production coordinator: Sidney Kimmel Entertainment (uncredited)
Sam Louie .... title designer (uncredited)
Michalla Petersen .... voice-over artist (uncredited)
John Rakich .... location assistant (uncredited)
Alan Sutton .... fire safety coordinator (uncredited)
Al Vrkljan .... armorer (uncredited)
Andrew Whiteside .... on-set satellite internet technician (uncredited)
Greg Whiteside .... on-set satellite internet technician (uncredited)
Larry David Wilson .... production assistant (uncredited)
Bruno Coon .... special thanks
Carrye Gilliland Glazar .... special thanks (as Carrye Gilliland)
Lee Haxall .... special thanks
Greg Hayden .... special thanks
Susanna Hoffs .... special thanks
Marsha Mintz .... special thanks
Scott Nicolaides .... special thanks
Irina Yelchin .... special thanks

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Rated R for language, drug content and brief nudity
97 min
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In the family picture in Principle Gardner's home office the woman in the photo is Robert Downey Jr.'s wife Susan Downey.See more »
Continuity: Charlie's hair has been roughly towel dried after a fall into Nathan's swimming pool. At 1:28:51, Charlie says "No, you're her father, and she loves you very much, and you're totally missing it." Between cuts in filming this spoken sentence, Charlie's towel-dried hair changes shape.See more »
[first lines]
Charlie Bartlett:Thank You. Thank you very much. Thank you. How you all doing tonight. It's great to see all of you here. My name is Charlie Bartlett.
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42 out of 60 people found the following review useful.
Charlie Bartlett – Session is in, 19 February 2008
Author: MorganGrodecki from Canada

I highly doubt many of those who are reading this are old enough to remember the year 1986, or the theatrical release Ferris Bueller's Day Off (John Hughes). Still, I trust that there are those of you have seen the movie on TV, or DVD, or even on the prehistoric VHS. Well, the small-budget, diamond in the dust movie of the year borrows heavily from it, taking both old and new material and making it into something fresh. This hidden gem is Charlie Bartlett.

Charlie Bartlett is the story of a young high school student with roots in royalty. Seemingly destined for a posh life, he constantly finds himself in situations involving expulsions due to fraud (hundreds of fake I.D.s given to schoolmates, for example). Soon, Charlie has been kicked out of nearly every private school within 100 miles of his house-mansion. With no alternatives left, Charlie quickly finds himself attending a public school with regular, everyday students. From here, he decides the only way to fit in is to become a lord of sorts, and begins handing out prescription drugs to those students truly in need with no way of getting them, while playing the role of psychiatrist. Of course, this bears consequences in the form of the principle…And said principle's daughter.

An intelligent and witty movie, Charlie Bartlett is this generations Ferris Bueller. From the smooth, careless main character, to the parents being completely exaggerated in every manner, it all fits. The dialogue flows well and is witty throughout. Many teens will walk out thinking "That's not how teens talk!" Well, take it from a teen. There are those out there who would rather die than be seen writing out "Lyke Omg I luv ur new shoez!".

Now, the acting. Easily the best part of the movie, and also the weakest link. Up and coming actor Anton Yelchin (Alpha Dog) plays the role perfectly, never missing a beat. He plays happy and carefree when he needs to, but the next second he's so smug you want to smack him. It's perfection in the form of a teen. And of course, we have Robert Downey Jr. (Zodiac, Iron Man) gracing the screen in the form of Principle Gardner. The chemistry between the two hits every note, and doesn't waver for a minute. But, where perfection is seen, flaws are even more defined. Next to the two leads, many of the actors filling in the smaller roles seem to almost be trying to match them. And it doesn't come off well, with over-acting filling many scenes. Still, do not let it perturb you, as the powerful presentations easily overshadow the lesser ones.

My only nitpick in the movie that really took anything out of the movie… It was very obviously written by middle aged men trying to put themselves in the shoes of teens. In places it worked, but in others it came across as very forced and unrealistic. The school is very paint by the numbers. Let blue represent jocks, play out red as the airheaded cheerleaders and throw yellow in for the geeks, and you can paint a portrait of cliché.

All this being said, the movie has its up and downs. Depending on your mood, this movie could be for you. If you're looking for a smart movie with witty dialogue and good acting, and are willing to temporarily suspend everything you know of high school, this movies for you. Otherwise, for those more plot less, action oriented movie fans… Well, there's always Jumper.

4 out of 5 stars

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