The Education of Charlie Banks

January 3, 2007 0 By Fans
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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.