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The Education of Charlie Banks

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Release Date: March 27, 2009 (limited)
Studio: Anchor Bay Entertainment
Director: Fred Durst
Screenwriter: Peter Elkoff
Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Jason Ritter, Chris Marquette, Eva Amurri, Sebastian Stan, Gloria Votsis
Genre: Drama
MPAA Rating: R (for pervasive language, some violence, sexual content, and drug and alcohol use)
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Plot Summary: Charlie Bank's (Jesse Eisenberg) sheltered world at his Ivy League campus is shaken when Mick (Jason Ritter), an old acquaintance with a violent past, unexpectedly shows up at his dorm room. Intrigued by Charlie's privileged lifestyle, the charismatic Mick quickly wins over Charlie’s friends and his crush, Mary (Eva Amurri) as he seamlessly integrates himself into Charlie's life. Unnerved yet also in awe of Mick's easy charm, Charlie's unresolved feelings of jealousy, admiration and fear –as well as an unspoken secret between the two—threatens to come to a head with ruinous consequences.

Set in the early '80's against the backdrop of Greenwich Village's rough and tumble playgrounds and an elite academic institution in Upstate New York, "The Education of Charlie Banks" is a stirring coming-of-age story about trusting your instincts, your friends and yourself.

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