• The Education of Charlie Banks (2009)

The Education of Charlie Banks

Release Date: March 27th, 2009

DVD Release Date: June 30th, 2009

R |1 hr 40 min

Plot Summary

Charlie Banks (Jesse Eisenberg) and his best friend, Danny (Chris Marquette), attend college at an elite school in upstate New York. Charlie's world comes crashing down with the unexpected arrival of Mick (Jason Ritter), a bully from high school. As Mick worms his way into Charlie's life and the lives of his friends, Charlie begins to fear the worst: that Mick may be planning revenge for an incident from their shared past.

Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Jason Ritter, Chris Marquette, Eva Amurri Martino, Sebastian Stan, Gloria Votsis, Alex Guarino, Declan Baldwin

Director: Fred Durst

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Strongheart Pictures

Keywords: Rivalry, Mother, Best friend, 1980s, Revenge, Father, Transformation, Son, New York City, Intense

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Michael RechtshaffenThe Hollywood Reporter

    Although the impressively acted ensemble piece occasionally gets tripped up by Peter Elkoff's overtly literate script, it travels in some unexpected, thoughtful directions. show more

  • 50
    Liam LaceyThe Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    What doesn't work so persuasively is Elkoff's script, particularly the overuse of voice-over. show more

  • 60
    Film Threat

    A film that succeeds at being good without really succeeding in being worthwhile. show more

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