6.7/10
4,279
29 user 29 critic

The Education of Charlie Banks (2007)

R | | Drama | 27 April 2007 (USA)
Trailer
2:13 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Video

ON DISC
College student Charlie Banks has to face old problems when the bully he had an unpleasant encounter with back in high school shows up on his campus.

Director:

Writer:

1 win. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A dark comedy which chronicles the final day in the life of self-proclaimed artist and genius, K. Roth Binew. Binew is a dreamer who elevates his drab and somewhat pitiful existence into a ... See full summary »

Director: Sol Tryon
Stars: Mike O'Connell, Jim Gaffigan, Jill Larson
Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

A teenage girl living in California suburbia devises a metaphysical experiment designed to save the world from what she sees as an impending doom...but the results of such an experiment prove to be both beneficial and destructive.

Director: Paul Todisco
Stars: Samantha Figura, Marina Resa, Jesse Eisenberg
Holy Rollers (2010)
Biography | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

In Brooklyn, a youth from an Orthodox Jewish community is lured into becoming an Ecstasy dealer by his pal who has ties to an Israeli drug cartel.

Director: Kevin Asch
Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Justin Bartha, Danny A. Abeckaser
Red Doors (2005)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

The Wongs struggle to cope with life, love, and family dysfunction in the suburbs of New York.

Director: Georgia Lee
Stars: Tzi Ma, Jacqueline Kim, Elaine Kao
Short | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Some Boys Don't Leave is the story of what happens when the break-up happens but the break does not. 'Boy' is forced to come to terms with the fact that 'Girl' no longer wants him around. ... See full summary »

Director: Maggie Kiley
Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Eloise Mumford, Jennifer Rau
The Architect (2006)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

An architect engages in conflict with an activist who lives in a dangerous complex the architect designed.

Director: Matt Tauber
Stars: Anthony LaPaglia, Viola Davis, Isabella Rossellini
Free Samples (2012)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A Stanford law-school dropout named Jillian escapes to the anonymity of Los Angeles to figure out what she wants to do with her life, and on the day of her college boyfriend's birthday, she... See full summary »

Director: Jay Gammill
Stars: Jess Weixler, Jesse Eisenberg, Halley Feiffer
Camp Hell (2010)
Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  

Evil invades a children's spiritual retreat.

Director: George VanBuskirk
Stars: Dana Delany, Andrew McCarthy, Caroline London
Why Stop Now? (2012)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

When a college piano prodigy tries to check his mother into rehab, he is taken hostage by her drug dealer and swept along on a wild adventure.

Directors: Phil Dorling, Ron Nyswaner
Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Melissa Leo, Tracy Morgan
Solitary Man (2009)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A car magnate watches his personal and professional life hit the skids because of his business and romantic indiscretions.

Directors: Brian Koppelman, David Levien
Stars: Michael Douglas, Susan Sarandon, Jesse Eisenberg
Roger Dodger (2002)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

After breaking up with his lover and boss, a smooth-talking man takes his teenaged nephew out on the town in search of sex.

Director: Dylan Kidd
Stars: Campbell Scott, Jesse Eisenberg, Isabella Rossellini
Drama | Music

The life and times of legendary rock and roll manager, Danny Sugerman.

Director: Fred Durst
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
Mary (as Eva Amurri)
...
Leo
...
Nia
Alex Guarino ...
Buzzy Tim
...
Arresting Officer
Jason Anthony ...
Basketball Player
...
Detective Lazaroff
...
Girl In Danny's Class (as Emily Boisseau)
...
Mr. Banks
...
Jessica Conlan ...
Sarah (as Jessica Conlon)
...
Owen
Edit

Storyline

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 Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive language, some violence, sexual content, and drug and alcohol use | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

27 April 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Charlie Banks - Der Augenzeuge  »

Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$8,538 (USA) (27 March 2009)

Gross:

$14,547 (USA) (3 April 2009)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Danny: Hey, don't let his bookish quality fool you. Charlie Banks is a surly bitch!
See more »

Connections

References Raging Bull (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

I Wouldn't Want to Be Like You
Written by Eric Woolfson and Alan Parsons
Performed by Alan Parsons
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
a little wonky but still good
6 November 2014 | by See all my reviews

It's the early 70s NYC. A 10 year old Charlie Banks admires from afar the neighborhood tough kid Mick Leary. Later as teenager, Charlie (Jesse Eisenberg) is introduced to Mick (Jason Ritter) by Danny Bowman (Chris Marquette) at a party. Mick savagely beats up two jocks and Charlie gives him up to the police for attempted murder. Charlie recants and the police has to release Mick. Years later, Charlie and Danny are roommates in college chasing girls like Mary (Eva Amurri) and Nia (Gloria Votsis). Then Mick shows up to crash in their room. He injects himself into all aspects of Charlie's life. Charlie starts to wonder if Mick knows that he was the one who turned him in.

The writing is a little bit wonky and the directing from Fred Durst is unimaginative. Eisenberg is good as his usual nervous weakling character. Ritter is ill-fitting as the vicious explosive Mick. I really don't understand where that character is suppose to be but Ritter is not nearly tough enough. I don't blame him for stretching but he's not right for the role. Overall, it's an uneven but otherwise interesting coming-of-age movie.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
i hate fred durst. JackStallion
I dont care what ANY of you say KORNkid0365
Worst Movie Ever sydbax
Jason Ritter in the Education of Charlie Banks nick-2292
Did I see a Dolly track in the scene where people go into the party? samiwack
A DURST FIRST! nick-2292
Discuss The Education of Charlie Banks (2007) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?