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USA: MGM Distribution
UK: Verve Pictures
Cast: Anton Yelchin, Hope Davis, Robert Downey Jr, Kat Dennings, Tyler Hilton, Mark Rendall, Dylan Taylor, Jonathan Malen, Jake Epstein, Megan Park, Ishan Dave, Derek McGrath, Stephen Young, Ishan Dave, David Brown, Eric Fink, Noam Jenkins, Lauren Collins, Annick Obonsawin, Sarah Gadon, Aubrey Graham, Michael D'Ascenzo
Director: Jon Poll
USA & UK: 97 mins
USA Rated: R for language, drug content and brief nudity
UK Certificate: 15 contains strong language and frequent drugs references
USA Release Date: 22 February 2008
UK Release Date: 16 May 2008
Expelled from yet another private school for his blossoming, though illegal, entrepreneurial activities, wealthy teenager Charlie Bartlett (Anton Yelchin) finds himself at regular high school. Unfortunately his smart, geeky appearance attracts the attention of the school bully and earns him a first day beating, so his overly medicated mother Marilyn (Hope Davis) contacts the family psychiatrist to help him out.
Quick off the mark, Charlie sets himself up as the school agony aunt and seizes this opportunity to dish out advice and prescription drugs, courtesy of the family shrink, from the school rest rooms. His charm, charisma and fast access to medication helps him make new friends as well as the attentions of the Principal's daughter, Susan (Kat Dennings) much to the annoyance of the Principal (Robert Downey Jr) a man battling his own demons in this cool, edgy comedy.