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Still of Eva Amurri Martino, Jesse Eisenberg and Jason Ritter in The Education of Charlie BanksStill of Eva Amurri Martino and Jesse Eisenberg in The Education of Charlie BanksThe Education of Charlie BanksStill of Eva Amurri Martino, Jesse Eisenberg and Jason Ritter in The Education of Charlie BanksThe Education of Charlie BanksStill of Jesse Eisenberg and Jason Ritter in The Education of Charlie Banks

Plot
College student Charlie Banks has to face old problems when the bully he had an unpleasant encounter with back in high school shows up on his campus.

Release Year: 2007

Rating: 6.6/10 (2,739 voted)

Critic's Score: 50/100

Director: Fred Durst

Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Jason Ritter, Eva Amurri Martino

Storyline
The Education of Charlie Banks is a coming of age tale that spans from the playgrounds of lower Manhattan to the idyllic greens of a fictional liberal arts college in upstate New York. Set during the eighties, it is a story about change, inevitability, and ultimately, about facing one's fears.

Cast:
Jesse Eisenberg - Charlie
Jason Ritter - Mick
Chris Marquette - Danny
Eva Amurri Martino - Mary
Sebastian Stan - Leo
Gloria Votsis - Nia
Alex Guarino - Buzzy Tim
Danny A. Abeckaser - Arresting Officer
Jason Anthony - Basketball Player
Declan Baldwin - Detective Lazaroff
Emily Boisseau - Girl In Danny's Class
Dennis Boutsikaris - Mr. Banks
Miles Chandler - Young Mick
Jessica Conlan - Sarah (as Jessica Conlon)
Sam Daly - Owen



Details

Official Website: Anchor Bay Entertainment |

Release Date: 3 Jan 2007

Filming Locations: Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $5,000,000(estimated)

Opening Weekend: $8,538 (USA) (29 March 2009) (3 Screens)

Gross: $8,538 (USA) (29 March 2009)



Technical Specs

Runtime:USA:

Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: After Charlie finds out that Mick beat up Leo, he goes to search for Mary. When she doesn't answer her dorm room door, we see him run into a white building. The camera dollies in towards the entrance and at the bottom of the frame you can clearly see the dolly track laid out.

Quotes:
Charlie: Uh, who's the... who's the quote from?
Mary: Milton. My father always dredges it up when we fight about the kind of men that I date.



User Review

Okay, so now I take Fred Durst seriously

Rating: 9/10

The Education of Charlie Banks marks the film debut of Fred Durst of Limp Bizkit. And what a remarkable debut it is! The film's themes deal with love, change and facing one's fears. Durst really makes the characters come to life and, despite many films of the same ilk, creates a likable antagonist--albeit a brutally violent one--who proves to be human, despite all his flaws. Jason Ritter plays a fearsome character, but just as the protagonist, Charlie Banks, expressed his need to "protect" him, I too sensed something in him that was precious. Unlike Variety magazine, who said Ritter "simply lacks sufficient menace and charisma," I find Ritter to be quite right for the role. In fact, the next day, I met him at Club Embargo and asked him not to beat me up! The real star, however, is Jesse Eisenberg, who plays the lovable Charlie Banks. His sincerity and genuine concern for others rightfully took an emotional toll on me as I sat in the theater. Tom Huckabee mentioned the film ought to be up for an Oscar nomination. I think I could agree with that.









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