Thursday, February 28, 2008
Charlie Bartlett is more of a teen drama than teen comedy. A young man, from a wealthy home, keeps getting kicked out of fancy schools for illegal activities (such as making fake IDs). He ends up at the local public school, and finds that a lot of the kids just need someone to talk to. He becomes popular for his ability to listen, and access to prescription medication. There are funny moments in this film, but it tackles heavy issues like depression, suicide, absentee parents, substance abuse, acceptance, privacy and teen sexuality. Good acting and tidy ending, left me a little melancholy, but I liked it.