The Education of Charlie Banks

Movie information

Rated R: Restricted (Under 17 Requires Accompanying Parent or Adult Guardian) -- Rated R for pervasive language, some violence, sexual content, and drug and alcohol use.
Released on:
March 27, 2009 (limited)

Production Companies:
Myriad Pictures, Straight Up Films, Strongheart Pictures
Anchor Bay Entertainment

Status: Released

Jesse Eisenberg, Jason Ritter, Eva Amurri, Chris Marquette, Sebastian Stan, Gloria Votsis

Director: Fred Durst

Screenwriter: Peter Elkoff

Genre: Drama
About the film:
The SEVENTIES: When New York was still the greatest, dirtiest, most conflicted city in the world.

At 16, socially responsible upper west-sider CHARLIE BANKS (Jesse Eisenberg) witnesses charismatic blue collar sociopath MICK LEARY (Jason Ritter), 18, brutally beat two unwitting suburban jocks at a high school party. Mick’s a west village neighborhood buddy of Charlie’s best friend but Charlie’s conscience gets the better of him. Telling only his parents, he reports Mick to the police.

Three years later, during his freshman year in college, Mick shows up for a visit. Does Mick know he was the one who ratted him out?

Mick’s visit stretches past the weekend and Mick and Charlie begin a game of cat and mouse. Nice one moment, and threatening the next, Mick keeps Charlie guessing. But Mick also begins a strange course of assimilation, donning borrowed cashmere from and reading Charlie’s books and auditing his classes. Soon Charlie begins to wonder if the intellectual caress of higher education can redeem even someone seemingly as far gone as Mick…
Rated R for pervasive language, some violence, sexual content, and drug and alcohol use.
Box Office: Opening weekend: $8,538 (3 theaters) | Domestic Total: $15,078
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Teddy – HheRTkqFNMkIoTGPvV
May 02, 2012 - 00:19
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We watched this on the bus trip levnaig NYC. Although, things were happening here and there and I did not see this part. I love when they are all dancing!