Charlie Bartlett Movie

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Anton Yelchin plays a wealthy teen who goes to a new public high school and ingratiates himself into its social fabric by using his charm to become the school's resident "psychiatrist." Robert Downey plays the school principal.

Who's Involved:

Robert Downey Jr., Jay Roach, Kat Dennings, Sidney Kimmel, Gustin Nash, Jon Poll, Anton Yelchin, Hope Davis, David Permut, Tyler Hilton, Baron Kidd

language, drug content and brief nudity
Runtime: 1 hr, 37 m
Language: English

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Plot: What's the story about?

Anton Yelchin ("Alpha Dog") stars as Charlie Bartlett, who has been kicked out of every private school he ever attended. And now that he's moved on to public school, he's simply getting pummeled. But when Charlie discovers that the kids who surround him—the outcast and the popular alike—are secretly in desperate need, his entrepreneurial spirit takes over. Hanging up his shingle in the Boys' restroom, Charlie becomes an underground, not to mention under-aged, shrink who listens to the private confessions of his schoolmates, and makes the imprudent decision to hand out the pills he's proffered from his own psychiatric sessions. Meanwhile, at home, Charlie keeps charming his way out of an inevitable confrontation with his adoring but utterly overwhelmed mother Marilyn (Hope Davis.) Then, Charlie Bartlett makes his big mistake: falling in love with the beautiful and bold daughter (Kat Dennings) of the school's increasingly disenchanted Principal (Robert Downey, Jr.), who is hot on his trail. As Charlie Bartlett's world and fledgling psychiatric practice unravel, he begins to discover there's a whole lot more to making a difference than handing out pills.

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Who's making Charlie Bartlett: Crew List

A look at the Charlie Bartlett behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Jon Poll last directed Responsible Adults. The film's writer Gustin Nash last wrote Youth in Revolt and Friendster.


Jon Poll


Gustin Nash


Baron Kidd
Sidney Kimmel
David Permut
Jay Roach

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Filming Timeline

  1. 2004 - December: The film was set to Completed  status.

Charlie Bartlett Release Date: When was the film released?

Charlie Bartlett was a release in 2008 on Friday, February 22, 2008. There were 3 other movies released on the same date, including Vantage Point, Witless Protection and Be Kind, Rewind.

Charlie Bartlett DVD & Blu-ray Release Date: When was the film released?

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Charlie Bartlett was released on DVD & Blu-ray on Tuesday, June 24, 2008 .

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