Synopsis: In Bart Got A Room, Danny’s quest to find a prom date is intensified when he discovers the biggest nerd in school, Bart, has one and a hotel room.
Release Date: April 3, 2009 MPAA Rating: PG-13
Genre(s): Comedy, Teen Comedy
Bart Got A Room offers a mildly funny look at the trials and tribulations of a High School Senior as he deals with finding the perfect Prom date and changes in his family life. That said, it should not be seen as a teen-centered film as it deals with much deeper themes of commitment, friendship, and familial bonds that involve all of the characters. This movie is rich with sentiment, heart, and love that will give the viewer a positive feeling as they exit the cinema.
This may not be the funniest film but Bart Got A Room makes up for it with the exceptional writing. The screenplay offers not only a new perspective on the teenage predicament but also a not so subtle window into suburban Jewish life for the Divorcee. The story supplies the viewer with a cast of characters that are unpredictable, charming, and completely out of their element with dialogue that only accentuates their eccentricities and confusion.
If it were not for William H. Macy (Ernie Stein), Bart Got A Room would be little more than forgettable. He is fabulous as the Divorced Father of Danny who is searching for love while trying to teach his son about women, and relationships. Every time he is on screen you find a smile creeps across your face and you fall in love with his hapless character. Cheryl Hines (Beth) and Steven Kaplan (Danny) are wonderful also and the interactions between all three…priceless.
The comedy in Bart Got A Room is very dry. Do not expect to laugh out loud; many of the jokes will fall into place seconds, if not minutes after they occur. Even still, it is a feel-good film that is funny in its own special way.
Cast and Crew
- Director(s): Brian Hecker
- Producers: Tony Shawkat, Reagan Silber, Jai Stefan, Daniela Lundberg Taplin
- Screenwriter: Brian Hecker
- Cast: William H. Macy (Ernie Stein), Alia Shawkat (Camille), Cheryl Hines (Beth Stein), Steven Kaplan (Danny Stein)
- Country Of Origin: USA