Charlie Bartlett: DVD Review
Released by Roadshow Home Entertainment
Robert Downey Jr continues to be the man of the moment - his laconic
turn in Kiss, Kiss, Bang, Bang sent him back into the stratosphere of acting and
confirmed that despite his battles with his own demons, he's still a talent to
watch. Indeed, his role in Iron Man cemented his stature, and in Charlie
Bartlett, while he's only one of the supporting players, he simply blows
everyone off the screen.
Anton Yelchin of Star
Trek fame is Charlie Bartlett.
On first meeting,
he's being kicked out of school for making fake IDs - and when he's signed up
for another school run by Downey Jr's principal, you know their paths will cross
at some point.
Particularly when he starts dating
the principal's daughter.
There's sardonic humour
aplenty - the film feels fresh, funny and darkly comic.
A wonderful treat.
Extras: Commentary with director and stars Yelchin and Kat
Dennings make this great.