Charlie Bartlett wants to be liked by everyone. And he's not above going to great lengths to achieve said popularity. For example, the movie begin as Charlie is thrown out of yet another prestigious private school for making his fellow classmates fake IDs. Hope Davis, Marilyn Bartlett, says in the beginning that there's more to life than being well-liked. She immediately retracts this statement. In public school Charlie gets his face pounded in by bathroom bully, Murphey and falls in love with the principal's daughter. Don't even get me started on Charlie's audition for the school play...beyond hilarious. Charlie quickly finds a knack in (unofficial) school psychiatry. He diagnoses and prescribes for his fellow classmates with the help of his new business partner, Murphey. Charlie Bartlett is one of those dramedies with enough serious mixed with plenty of funny. I'm noticing a new trend in movies. Anyway, it's quirky but I really liked Charlie Bartlett. What can I say he's a likable kid.