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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Brian Hecker

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Brian Hecker
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Steven Kaplan ... Danny (as Steven J. Kaplan)
William H. Macy ... Ernie
Cheryl Hines ... Beth
Alia Shawkat ... Camille
Ashley Benson ... Alice
Brandon Hardesty ... Craig
Kate Micucci ... Abby
Jon Polito ... Bob
Jennifer Tilly ... Melinda
Dinah Manoff ... Mrs. Goodson
Michael Mantell ... Dr. Goodson
Chad Jamian ... Bart (as Chad Jamian Williams)
Bambi la Fleur Bambi la Fleur ... Destiny
Sam Azouz Sam Azouz ... Uncle Walter
Betty Knowles Betty Knowles ... Aunt Rose
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated PG-13 on Appeal for sexual content, thematic elements and brief strong language. | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Dinah Manoff, Michael Mantell and Alia Shawkat has previously played the Rayburn family on the TV series "State of Grace" (2001-04). See more »

Goofs

During the final dance scene at the Bar Mitzvah a boom mic operator is visible in the background. See more »

Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Remake of Prom Pudendum (1996) See more »

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Swing By
Written by Bob Holroyd
Courtesy of APM Music
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If Tilly would go for Macy, then I guess, Bart could get a room
18 July 2009 | by thesar-2See all my reviews

I started off disliking 'Bart Got a Room' due to its painfully obvious set up, clichés and predictable storyline where you knew where this was going from the get-go. For the most part, it unfolded to where you thought so with just a hint of surprises. The idea behind the film, and hence the title, involves high schoolers scrambling to get a date and a "room" for prom night, since *Bart* got a room. Sure, when Bart's revealed in the room, they overshoot his nerd-factor, but the movie's clearly mean-spirited from all angles on a person that's different from the "norm." Again, they did dress up Bart as the stereotypical arrogant "Napoleon Dynamite," but it was a pretty harsh reality the parents were teaching their kids to be judgmental. Some segments were funny, I'll admit, but those few and far between scenes involved Macy (namely the woman running for her life and the older female with a housewarming gift.) And it was touching how down-on-his-own-bad-luck divorced father Macy would give up everything, including a date with poker-great Tilly, to aid his son's quest for a date. 'Bart' was a sweet, innocent movie (other than few scenes knocking down different people) and you could do worse, but there are far better high school comedies. Such as 'Election,' 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off,' and 'Juno.' You have to give kudos to the lead, Kaplan for trying to carry the movie, but not so much for the supporting case, like the overly clichéd "heavy-set" buddy, the pretty blonde cheerleader and the plain-Jane BFF that, shocking, should be his first pick for the prom. We've seen this plot dozens of times over, and one of my favorites was 'Some Kind of Wonderful.' Ironically, director Hecker, did seem to attempt (unsuccessfully) the heart of most Hughes movies.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 April 2008 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Florida, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$32,763, 5 April 2009

Gross USA:

$53,760

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$53,760
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Dolby Digital

Color:

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1.85 : 1
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