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Bart Got a Room (2008)

 -  Comedy  -  25 April 2008 (USA)
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While Danny's father and mother independently search for love, Danny is on his own desperate quest to find a prom date. Danny's search becomes progressively more pathetic once he and his family learn that Bart, the school's biggest dweeb, not only secured a date for the prom, but got a hotel room as well.

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Danny (as Steven J. Kaplan)
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Danny Stein is a high-school senior and class vice president; he's in charge of the prom, along with Camille, his best friend for years. Everyone including Camille and her parents assumes that Danny will ask her to the prom, but he wants something less platonic and more romantic - more memorable. His choices include the sophomore cheerleader he drives to school, a friend of a friend, and a quiet Chinese girl in his classes. With his parents' help (they're going through a divorce), he gets the tickets, rents a tux, reserves a limo, and, over his mother's objections, gets a room at the prom-site hotel. This, everyone believes, is the way to establish memories. Will anything work out? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for some sexual content | See all certifications »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$32,764 (USA) (3 April 2009)

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$53,760 (USA) (17 April 2009)
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During the final dance scene at the Bar Mitzvah a boom mic operator is visible in the background. See more »

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After the credits, there's a picture of Bart throwing up into a toilet. See more »

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Remake of Prom Pudendum (1996) See more »

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Sparkling Brass
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A True Must See
26 April 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The plot is tender, heartwarming, funny as can be, and has an ending that will surprise and please. This is a comedy of coming of age and struggles with life that is new, fresh and innovative. While looking at timeless issues, it does all this without a trite moment! Although it's hard to laugh and cry at the same time, this movie makes you do it.

The acting is superb, especially Steven Kaplan's. His portrayal of the teenager struggling with desire vs. true feelings will remind every adult of their own teen age struggles, and be will be familiar to every teenager.

Kaplan's portrayal of Danny is Truly Brilliant--his ability to deadpan the funniest scenes brought true belly laughs from the audience at the premiere showing. See him now so you can tell everyone in a few years that you saw his debut performance. This is an actor whose name will be familiar to all of us in just a few short years.


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