The Education of Charlie BanksJanuary 3, 2007
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
Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Jason Ritter, Eva Amurri Martino
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.
Eva Amurri Martino
Danny A. Abeckaser
Girl In Danny's Class
(as Jessica Conlon)
Anchor Bay Entertainment|
Release Date: 3 Jan 2007
Filming Locations: Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $8,538
(29 March 2009)
(29 March 2009)
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.
Uh, who's the… who's the quote from?
Milton. My father always dredges it up when we fight about the kind of men that I date.
Okay, so now I take Fred Durst seriously
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.