Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Has anyone seen Charlie Bartlett?

Well if you have, then you know how brilliant Anton Yelchin is! Who is Anton Yelchin you say? I'm sure you've seen him before, but most likely didn't know his name... Well first of all, if you haven't seen Charlie Bartlett, you should, it is actually a very funny movie. Not only does it star Yelchin, but also Robert Downey Jr. (this was one of his movies that came out right before Iron Man) and Kat Dennings (who is currently being noticed for her breakout role in Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist). Hope Davis (who will be seen in Synecdoche, New York) also stars in the film.

The character Charlie Bartlett can easily be compared to Matthew Broderick's Ferris Bueller. Even though this movie depicts high school as "slummy" and everyone is practically a druggie, it is Yelchin's hilarious performance in this movie that makes Charlie Bartlett what it is!

Charlie is a very wealthy teenager who adjusts to the completely different world of public school after being kicked out of the private schools he attended. As he starts to understand the "social hierarchy," his charm and likeableness and friendliness pretty much makes him the "unofficial psychiatrist" at the school. He starts to dish out advice to his fellow students, as well as occasionally giving out prescription medicines, from which he recieves from his "personal on-call psychiatrists," in which he lies about his symptoms in order to recieve them from the psychiatrists. And along the way, he decides to take some of his own advice while trying to figure out who he really is.

And also, as I was watching this film, I couldn't stop thinking about how Anton Yelchin would make an awesome Holden Caulfield from The Catcher In The Rye. If for some reason J.D. Salinger decides to change his mind about making a movie version of The Catcher in the Rye, I can only see one person playing Holden, and that is Anton Yelchin! He is the perfect Holden Caulfield!

But anyways, I totally think that Anton Yelchin should get a Golden Globe nomination for his role in Charlie Bartlett, and I think after seeing these clips from the movie, you might agree with me as well!:

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