Bart Got a Room 2008

Critics score:
70 / 100

Reviews provided by RottenTomatoes

Ben Lyons, At the Movies: It's an inventive take on a story that we've heard a million times before. Read more

Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times: A teenage comedy with an old-fogy scent. Read more

Drew Toal, Time Out: If nothing else, the film serves as a cringeworthy reminder to us all about what terrible people we were in high school. Read more

Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times: Kaplan has that lean, awkward look of a colt still finding its footing, which suits Danny, and he does a good job with giving his character the naivete and desperation of a kid hoping to change what seems to be the "loser" setting of his life. Read more

Amy Nicholson, I.E. Weekly: Hecker's got a knack for teen misery, but he's aiming higher than beers-and-boobs moronity. What follows is excruciating excavated high school trauma Read more

Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News: Writer/director Brian Hecker has an impressive grasp on his material, from the swinging soundtrack to the old-school setting. Read more

Lou Lumenick, New York Post: 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. Read more

Stephen Cole, Globe and Mail: Here's something you don't see every day: a high-school comedy for old poops. Read more

Greg Quill, Toronto Star: Bart Got A Room is an affectionately nuanced comedy of manners whose focus is first love and the navigation of complex relationships. Read more

Alissa Simon, Variety: Much sweeter and less raunchy than coming-of-agers such as Superbad or Slums of Beverly Hills, Bart's clever, PG-level innuendo is engaging and suitable for family viewing. Read more

Aaron Hillis, Village Voice: With 19 producers, one wonders how many rich Floridians invested in what might be the year's most unambitious comedy. Read more