Special features on the widescreen side include a feature commentary track by cast and crew and a three-minute "Voodoo" music video by Spiral Beach. On the full-screen side there is a commentary track from the writer and director, a four-minute Restroom Confessional featurette, and up-front previews.
Charlie Bartlett (Yelchin) wants nothing more than to be popular at high school. Charlie's antics to become liked by his classmates cause him to be expelled from every private school his wealthy mother Marilyn (Davis) has enrolled him in. Now enrolled in public school, he is shunned and bullied by the public school's popular students and outcasts alike. Deciding to go with what he knows best, Charlie invents himself as the school "psychiatrist," using his own shrink to unwittingly diagnose and prescribe drugs for the various maladies of his angst-filled fellow classmates. But there is a price to be paid for his newfound popularity, and Charlie must decide if being liked at any cost is worth the trouble. (Stacey Pendry)
The anamorphically enhanced 1.83:1 DVD appears smeared, with poor detail. Shimmering can be recognized throughout, and compression artifacts are distracting. Black levels are elevated and shadow delineation is relatively poor. Fleshtones appear pale and pink, and colors are generally desaturated. Contrast is low, especially with the washed-out blacks. The color scheme is generally lacking in any bright colors, making the movie look drab and unnatural. Edge enhancement is noticeable throughout, especially on high-contrast transitions. (Danny Richelieu)
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I am very interested in new inventions and expanding technology in products today. Also, I like to be able to look at the products and dream about owning some of them someday. I am a poor college student, so even though I can't always afford new things, I like to look and know about what's new out there.