I usually don’t follow through in my title promises, but here you go:
rep·re·hen·si·ble – adjective: deserving of reproof, rebuke, or censure; blameworthy.
There’s a Mitch Hedberg quote that sums up the story here pretty well. This movie is “like pancakes. All exciting at first, but by the end you’re sick of it.”
Well, maybe “sick of it” is a little strong, but I really wanted to use that quote. The first act was great, but it never quite recovered from the boring second act.
Charlie Bartlett was the Ferris Beuller of 2008. This is only the second Anton Yelchin role I’ve actually enjoyed, even though it involved him doing a Ray Charles impression at one point.
Kat Dennings even managed to be likeable here.
Despite the indie vibes given off by the poster, this movie was, for the most part, conventional when it came to how it looked.
Charlie kept drinking some kind of soda but he consistently turned the nutrition facts toward the camera so I couldn’t tell what it was…which is what should always happen.
Speaking of Ferris Beuller (for those of you who skipped over the last two sections), I enjoyed this one about as much as I do Ferris Beuller’s Day Off. I didn’t exactly hate it, but I didn’t exactly like it either.