Charlie Bartlett (2008)
February 22, 2008
Rated R for language, drug content and brief nudity
Among the classic high-school rebels of American movies, there have been truants, delinquents, pranksters and con artists – but there has never been anyone quite like Charlie Bartlett. An optimist, a truth-teller and a fearless schemer, when Charlie slyly positions himself as his new school's resident "psychiatrist," dishing out both honest advice and powerful prescriptions, he has no idea the ways in which he will transform his classmates, the school principal and the potential of...
Full synopsis »
Woody Allen is one of the most hit-or-miss directors working today, though critics tend to lean toward misses more often than not. I've actually enjoyed a lot of his recent works from Small Time Crooks
to The Curse of the Jade Scorpion
- and his serious film Match Point
was my second favorite film of 2005 - but then again, he has also had movies like Hollywood Ending
to make me think twice. With his new film, Cassandra's Dream
, I had high hopes as it starred two respectable actors and hints of the magic Allen achieved with Match Point
. Unfortunately, it wasn't to be.
Full movie review »