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Bart Got a Room
Bart got a room -- a hotel room -- and he's booked it for senior prom night. Though the title character of Bart Got a Room only appears in one brief scene towards the end of the film, it's his uber-geek specter that hangs over writer-director Brian Hecker's comedy, a semi-autobiographical ode to teenage angst. The plot is centered on the hopelessly dateless Danny (Steven Kaplan), a gawky band nerd who must decide between taking his best friend, Camille (Alia Shawkat), to the prom, and attempting to woo the date of his dreams, a pretty blonde cheerleader. Along the way he endures… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 70%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Here's something you don't see every day: a high-school comedy for old poops."
‑ Stephen Cole, Globe and Mail
"Hines and Macy get some laughs, but the film itself feels insufficiently developed."
‑ Ben Mankiewicz, At the Movies
"Sweetly neurotic countdown-to-the-prom captures teen life in South Florida."
‑ Sarah Sluis, Film Journal International
"totally wacky, a rite-of-passage romp"
‑ Paul Brenner,
"While hardly the most novel of stories, what puts Bart Got a Room above the norm is a tight and charming screenplay and Hecker's way with mood and place."
‑ Mark Keizer, Boxoffice Magazine
"Bart Got A Room is an affectionately nuanced comedy of manners whose focus is first love and the navigation of complex relationships."
‑ Greg Quill, Toronto Star
"It's an inventive take on a story that we've heard a million times before."
‑ Ben Lyons, At the Movies
"Most proms don't involve choreographed dances, losers winning prom queen or cameos by famous bands. Bart Got A Room is a much needed believable look at the big night."
‑ Perri Nemiroff,
"When we get to the prom, the music sounds like nothing you'd ever hear at one. In fact, I'd be surprised if any actual teenagers in the year 2009 found any reference points in Bart Got a Room relevant to their own existence."
‑ Jim Slotek, Jam! Movies
"A fresh and amusing teen comedy all about the anxiety of trying to find a date for the prom."
‑ Pete Hammond,
"The sweet, dizzy finale makes up for all the predictability before it."
‑ Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
"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."
‑ Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"Hecker's film finds a charm that eludes most movies dependent on misplaced prostitutes, bedroom sex noises and male insecurities."
‑ Katherine Monk, Vancouver Sun
"...rarely holds the viewer's interest in as rapt a manner as Hecker presumably intended."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Bart Got a Room pulls you into its comically hyperbolic world of teen anxiety %u2013 and is solid enough for long enough to disappoint you in the end."
‑ Marshall Fine, Hollywood & Fine
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