A man who lost his family in the September 11 attack on New York City runs into his old college roommate. Rekindling the friendship is the one thing that appears able to help the man recover from his grief.
Jada Pinkett Smith
Now out of prison but still disgraced by his peers, Gordon Gekko works his future son-in-law, an idealistic stock broker, when he sees an opportunity to take down a Wall Street enemy and rebuild his empire.
The Education of Charlie Banks is a coming of age tale that spans from the playgrounds of lower Manhattan to the idyllic greens of a fictional liberal arts college in upstate New York. Set during the eighties, it is a story about change, inevitability, and ultimately, about facing one's fears. Written by
After Charlie finds out that Mick beat up Leo, he goes to search for Mary. When she doesn't answer her dorm room door, we see him run into a white building. The camera dollies in towards the entrance and at the bottom of the frame you can clearly see the dolly track laid out. See more »
You know, I remember being a freshman. It was the two best years of my life.
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I got to see this at a screening last week in LA. And I must say, this
is a very thought-provoking, creative effort from first-time director
Fred Durst. Set in the backdrop of the mid-70s, this is a well-written
coming-of-age tale by a gifted young cast. Jesse Eisenberg, of the new
flick Adventureland, brings a sense of wonderment and naivety to his
role. Jason Ritter also shines as a questionable friend from the past,
who may or may not have a more questionable past.
Fred Durst directs the film as a nostalgic throwback to a forgotten
era. The script is top-notch and as noted, the acting is superb.
Definitely a must see. Especially for the curious, who have dismissed
Mr. Durst as lead singer of the rap/metal band Limp Bizkit. Mr. Durst
shows he has the chops to pull off a rather remarkable film.
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