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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Anton Yelchin
kat dennings
Robert Downey Jr.
Hope Davis
Directors
Gustin Nash
Screenwriters
Running Time
96 minutes

Charlie Bartlett
He makes Ferris Bueller look like the school bully


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Charlie Bartlett

Plot
Expelled from private school, genial misfit Charlie (Yelchin) is placed in the public system. His background sets him apart until he finds a bond with the other kids - including the disillusioned headmaster’s (Downey Jr.) daughter - in dysfunction. Soon, he’s the school’s unofficial pharmacist.


Verdict
After a strong start, the story ceases to challenge itself and its characters, offering easy options and a Prozac-soft finish.


Reviewed by Sam Toy

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