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Title:   Charlie Bartlett
Director:   Jon Poll
Year:   2007
Genre:   highschool
Times Seen:   1
Last Seen:   02.09.08

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Date Viewed Venue Note
02.09.08Alamo South Lamar The one where the kid becomes a school shrink and hands out perscription medication with Robert Downey Jr. playing the principle. Although it's basically Pump Up the Volume grafted onto Clint Howard's character from Rock n Roll High School, it's still not a bad movie and kids today probably dig it.

I did find it interesting that Pump Up the Volume is terribly subversive and rebelious compared to this. The ending of the two films are pretty much polar opposites. Is that a statement on the highschoolers of today or the current state of the movie industry? Probably the latter. This movie had me for about the first half but kind of fell apart for me once everything started coming together to make one big happy bow on everyone at the end. Of course kids don't like him because he has drugs! They like him because he FEELS blah blah blah. It gets awfully grown-uppy in the end and that rings totally and completely false.

so it ended up being just ok.
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