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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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Bambi la Fleur ...
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Uncle Walter
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Aunt Rose
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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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25 April 2008 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

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

Gross:

$53,760 (USA) (17 April 2009)
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When the main character is driving the cheerleader home in the beginning, his car starts to die while going down the road. In the shot of the speedometer you can clearly see that the car is in park. 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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References Twilight Zone (1959) See more »

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NY Psycho Freylekhs
Performed by The Klezmatics
Courtesy of Rounder Records
By arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group
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Funny, heartwarming, and with some great performances
29 December 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I first heard about this movie when Brandon Hardesty announced he had a role in it on his YouTube channel. I waited patiently for it to be released on DVD, since it never played in theaters in my town I completely forgot about it until I saw a copy of it at Blockbuster. I immediately grabbed it, bought it, took it home, and watched it. Right off the bat, it was funny and entertaining. Steven Kaplan does a great job playing Danny, a high-schooler who has everything set for his big prom - except the girl. The majority of the film is him trying to find the perfect girl in the huge high-school environment. His divorced parents, wonderfully portrayed by William H. Macy and Cheryl Hines add lots of humor to the film, such as his dad's advice and tips to help Danny find the perfect girl. Alia Shawkat plays Danny's best friend, who was expecting him to take her to the prom, only to be disappointed that he wants to find different girl. Sure, some of the scenes may be slightly predictable, but still, this is a very funny and touching teen comedy that a bunch of people can relate to.


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