Fred Durst's The Education of Charlie Banks Trailer
by Alex Billington
February 9, 2009
Who would have ever guessed that Limp Bizkit singer Fred Durst was going to become a great director? Although he directed The Longshots last year, his real debut was on a film called The Education of Charlie Banks, that is just hitting theaters now even though it premiered at Tribeca in 2007. The trailer for the film premiered over the weekend and is actually worth checking out. I really wasn't expecting this to look half as good as it does, so I've got to give Durst some credit for directing what looks to be a damn good film. I'm not sure why its taken so long to get to theaters, but it'll be out in March if you're interested.
From Lexi Feinberg's Tribeca review on Cinema Blend: "Durst shows a surprisingly sensitive, nostalgic side in the film… But for all its strong points (good acting, good music, no sign of 'Nookie') Education lacks a crucial ingredient: credibility." I really hope it's as good as this trailer makes it seem. Thoughts?
Watch the trailer for The Education of Charlie Banks:
Charlie Bank's (Jesse Eisenberg) sheltered world at his Ivy League campus is shaken when Mick (Jason Ritter), an old acquaintance with a violent past, unexpectedly shows up at his dorm room. Intrigued by Charlie's privileged lifestyle, the charismatic Mick quickly wins over Charlie's friends and his crush, Mary (Eva Amurri) as he seamlessly integrates himself into Charlie's life. Unnerved yet also in awe of Mick's easy charm, Charlie's unresolved feelings of jealousy, admiration and fear -- as well as an unspoken secret between the two -- threatens to come to a head with ruinous consequences.
The Education of Charlie Banks is directed by North Carolina native Fred Durst, singer for Limp Bizkit and director of The Longshots last year. The screenplay was written by Peter Elkoff, who made his feature debut writing this script. The Education of Charlie Banks first premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival way back in 2007 where it went on to win the "Made in NY" award at the fest. Anchor Bay Entertainment eventually picked it up and is finally putting the film out in limited theaters starting on March 27th this year.