Title high-school entrepreneur (Anton Yelchin) dispenses psychologist advice plus mood pills from the boys restroom, occasioning disciplinary trouble from the principal (Robert Downey Jr., disarmingly direct) and affection from the principals lovely daughter (Kat Dennings). Any resemblance to Ferris Buellers Day Off would probably be welcomed by newbie writer Gustin Nash and director Jon Poll (a former film editor), who stock Charlies comic suburban Connecticut domain with a stoner bully thug (Tyler Hilton) and Charlies over-medicated mom (Hope Davis) for good measure. Worth it for Downeys absolute command of the screen (97 min.).
Director: Jon Poll
Writer: Gustin Nash
Producer: Baron Kidd, Sidney Kimmel, David Permut and Jay Roach
Cast: Anton Yelchin, Robert Downey Jr., Hope Davis, Kat Dennings, Tyler Hilton, Mark Rendall, Dylan Taylor, Megan Park, Jake Epstein and Jonathan Malen