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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.

MPAA Rating: R for language, drug content and brief nudity

Why is Charlie Bartlett rated R?

Official MPAA Rating: Charlie Bartlett is rated R for for language, drug content and brief nudity

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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.

Charlie Bartlett
Canadian Movie Ratings
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 14A Sexually Suggestive Scenes, Violence, Drug Use.
Alberta 14A Coarse Language, Substance Abuse.
Manitoba 14A Not Recommended For Children, Coarse Language, Substance Abuse, Tobacco Use/Promotion.-----
Ontario 14A Coarse Language, Violence, Substance Abuse.
Quebec 13+
Martimes 14A
Canadian Home Video 14A