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Bart Got a Room (2008)

R | | Comedy | 25 April 2008 (USA)
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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Bart (as Chad Jamian Williams)
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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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Comedy

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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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$2,000,000 (estimated)

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$32,764 (USA) (5 April 2009)

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$53,760 (USA) (19 April 2009)
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Chad Jamian Williams played Bart. The reference of this character Bart Simpson from The Simpsons (1989). See more »

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When Danny's limo is rushing to prom, it is a super stretch limo with 5 sections behind the driver's compartment. When it arrives at the prom, it is much shorter, with only 3 sections. 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 The Twilight Zone (1959) See more »

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Sparkling Brass
Written by Malcolm Lockyer
Courtesy of First Com Music
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not many laughs
8 November 2014 | by See all my reviews

It's 2 months before prom and Danny Stein (Steven Kaplan) is running out of options. Even unpopular Bart Beeber got a date and a room. Danny is a nerd in charge of prom with his longtime friend Camille (Alia Shawkat). He doesn't want to ask Camille who he wants to be platonic with but everybody just expects it. He wants to ask hot sophomore cheerleader Alice (Ashley Benson) who he drives to school. His divorced parents Ernie (William H. Macy) and Beth (Cheryl Hines) are both out there dating.

This is more sad and pathetic than funny. Kaplan isn't charming enough to lead this and bring out the humor. Alia Shawkat is charming enough and provides some of the best scenes. There are some great comic actors but the jokes aren't hitting. The story isn't anything new or special. Nothing is truly funny but it's a passable amateur effort from writer/director Brian Hecker.


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