The son of wealthy parents, Charlie gets kicked out of his private school for making fake ID’s. He then transfers to a private school where he slowly becomes the student body’s psychiatrist.
Anton Yelchin and Robert Downey Jr. give great performances. The time they spend on screen together is probably the best part of the movie. Kat Dennings is OK, but I’ve never really been a fan of her acting. The story itself is interesting. It’s basically about a young man trying to fit in, which we can all relate to, right?
I think many who watch this expect to see a comedy straight through, but this film isn’t like that. It starts out pretty funny, but the tone unexpectedly changes and the movie becomes pretty serious. I don’t mind it, but I was expecting the tone to change.
Fun Fact: The actor who played the football captain joined a football team to prepare for the role.