The star of the Education of Charlie Banks is Jesse Eisenberg, now an Oscar nominated actor for another movie you might have heard about: The Social Network (Two-Disc Collector's Edition). This probably is a good thing, because Jesse's new found popularity are going to be bringing in fans to this lesser known film, and one that I quite enjoyed, "The Education of Charlie Banks".
Easy to classify under "Coming of Age" movie, this flick tells the tale of Charlie, who is haunted from an event in his past that comes back to haunt him college. Mick, played in a very nuanced way by Jason Ritter, is the source of this tension, and the two become allies, of a sort, despite the incident. Toss in Eva Amurri (one of my favorite reasons that I love Saved!, and you have an interesting, tense, and although sometimes unfocused, story.
The Education of Charlie Banks was an interesting story, told by first time director Fred Durst. I hope he continues to make movies, for there is much potential in his directing.