Sunday, 22 August 2010

Charlie Bartlett: DVD Review

Charlie Bartlett: DVD Review

Charlie Bartlett

Rating: M
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.

Rating: 7/10

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