Bart Got a Room (2009) - Rotten Tomatoes

Bart Got a Room (2009)

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Critic Consensus: Just enough sweetness and good performances lighten up the high school-set tensions, creating a family-appropriate teen comedy.

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A young boy's misadventures getting a date for the prom while his parents marriage is falling apart.
Rating:
PG-13 (for sexual content, thematic elements and brief strong language)
Genre:
Comedy
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In Theaters:
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Runtime:
Studio:
Anchor Bay Entertainment

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Cast

Alia Shawkat
as Camille
William H. Macy
as Ernie Stein
Steven Kaplan
as Danny Stein
Cheryl Hines
as Beth Stein
Jennifer Tilly
as Melinda
Dinah Manoff
as Mrs. Goodson
Michael Mantell
as Dr. Goodson
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Critic Reviews for Bart Got a Room

All Critics (38) | Top Critics (14)

Here's something you don't see every day: a high-school comedy for old poops.

May 1, 2009
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

Bart Got A Room is an affectionately nuanced comedy of manners whose focus is first love and the navigation of complex relationships.

Full Review… | May 1, 2009
Toronto Star
Top Critic

The sweet, dizzy finale makes up for all the predictability before it.

April 9, 2009
Orlando Sentinel
Top Critic

Hines and Macy get some laughs, but the film itself feels insufficiently developed.

April 6, 2009
At the Movies
Top Critic

It's an inventive take on a story that we've heard a million times before.

Full Review… | April 6, 2009
At the Movies
Top Critic

The sight of William H. Macy sporting a Jew-fro as a divorced dad trying to help his nerdy son score with a prom date is among the myriad delights in the gut-bustingly funny Bart Got a Room.

Full Review… | April 3, 2009
New York Post
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Audience Reviews for Bart Got a Room

½

The story of high school senior Danny (Steven Kaplan), who's spent a small fortune on the hotel room, limo, and tux for his prom. What he doesn't have is a date because he's torn between taking someone with whom he can become romantically intimate and his best friend Camille (Alia Shawkat). In the meantime, his parents' divorce weighs heavily on his mind. Danny is a good kid who yearns to see his parents (the perky Cheryl Hines and the hilarious William H. Macy as Ernie who has turned to the web in order to find his soul mate) get back together so they can become a real family. ~Spoiler~ I absolutely loved the scene with Ernie, who is so bent on getting Danny a date for the prom that he ditches a date (with a character played by the gorgeous Jennifer Tilly), runs halfway across Hollywood and winds up picking an older and slightly plump prostitute for Danny to take to the big dance.

Deb S
Deb S

Super Reviewer

William H. Macy movies. What is it about his movies that I just love? He seems to always be in the quirkiest kind of movies that just make me chuckle. I really got a kick out of this movie, and couldnt wait to find out who the heck Bart was...

Cynthia S.
Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer

½

Typical "teenager on a quest to have sex" movie. Nothing spectacular but still kind of funny.

Leigh Ryan
Leigh Ryan

Super Reviewer

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