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Charlie Bartlett

Charlie Bartlett (Anton Yelchin) has been kicked out of every private school his wealthy parents can afford to send him to, so the teenaged con artist finds himself slumming it in the public system. Here he tries to fit in and make friends by playing the role of psychiatrist to fellow dysfunctional students, dispensing everything from advice to illegally gained prescription medications. Get the movie review and more. »


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Sexual Content: --
Language: --
Drugs/Alcohol: --
Run Time: 97
Theater Release: 21 Feb 2008
Video Release: 23 Jun 2008
MPAA Rating: R
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Why Is Charlie Bartlett Rated R?

Cast: Anton Yelchin, Robert Downey Jr., Hope Davis, Kat Dennings, Tyler Hilton, Jake Epstein.

Content Information:

This additional information about the movie’s content is taken from the notes of various Canadian Film Classification boards:


- Portrayals of bullying, hand-to-hand conflicts and beatings.

- Depiction of an attempted suicide.

- Brief, visually graphic portrayals of violence.

Sexual Content:

- Sexual innuendo and references.

- Infrequent use of crude and descriptive sexual language.

- Breast nudity in a non-sexual context.

- One sexually suggestive scene not involving nudity.

- Embracing and kissing


- Limited use of slurs (including derogatory references to sexual orientation).

- Coarse language

- Frequent use of the sexual expletive in a non-sexual context.

- Frequent use of mild and moderate profanities.

Drugs and Alcohol:

- Scenes depicting minors abusing prescription drugs.

- Frequent use of tobacco and smoking.

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