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.
Reader Feedback - 25 Comments
Interesting. It does have that illusion of only being as good as the trailer appears. Seems like it gets pretty heavy in some points. I wouldn't mind seeing it but I get the feeling the ending is a sad one.
Nick Sears on Feb 9, 2009
I absolutely love the music with the trailer and I really like Eva Amurri but I think the downfall looks like the storyline, which to me has been done to death.
Janet on Feb 9, 2009
love fred durst. will have hands on anything he touches
scar on Feb 9, 2009
is jason ritter, the late john ritter's son? they look somewhat the same.
troy on Feb 9, 2009
Odd, I was not drawn in. I do fill the soundtrack was stronger than the actual scenes on screen. It felt hollow.
Filmsmith on Feb 9, 2009
all right partner, keep on rollin' baby, you know what time it is
Kail on Feb 9, 2009
@4- Yes he is one of the late John Ritter's son's
Luke on Feb 9, 2009
"Who would have ever guessed that Limp Bizkit singer Fred Durst was going to become a great director" A little early to be calling him great, don't you think?
Shane on Feb 9, 2009
This actually looks pretty interesting. I'll more likely end up renting it though.
The_Phantom on Feb 9, 2009
This trailer looks great, the story looks interesting. I'm suprised, and looking forward to the film. A good film is a good film.
SmartGuy on Feb 9, 2009
Doesn't really look that good to me. It looks pretty stock. Misunderstood introvert with a slightly questionable past grows up with books in hand and a sport jacket and gets entangled with some rough houses. Throw in a sexually curious girl whose been around the block one or twice and you've got a drama. Fuck Fred Durst.
Conrad on Feb 9, 2009
Correct grammar would put the apostrophe after the s in Banks in " Charlie Bank's (Jesse Eisenberg) sheltered world at his Ivy League campus is shaken when Mick (Jason Ritter)"
be on Feb 9, 2009
We're calling people great directors based on trailers now?
Rob on Feb 9, 2009
what is this garbage
Joe on Feb 9, 2009
This is a joke yes? So this is Fred Dunce's directorial follow-up to all those backstage pornos he shot with innebrieated fans of that bloody awful Limp Bizquick band? Like Conrad said - Fuck Fred Durst.
normf on Feb 10, 2009
this must be the best thing fred has done since 3 dolla bill ya'll
kirch on Feb 11, 2009
I think the voice over "hollowed" the trailer.
Nick on Feb 21, 2009
Trailer looks good. Looks like one of those coming of age flicks. they filmed at near my dorm at Brown, so I'm excited to check it out. Eva Amurri is SMOKIN'!
Erik on Mar 12, 2009
Looks like it's coming out March 27 in LA and NY. Wicked excited to check it out. They just started a facebook group http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/group.php?gid=72410190534&ref=ts
CaptainSunshine on Mar 19, 2009
Caught this at the LA screening last week. Say what you want about Fred Durst, but this is well worth your time! Good acting and a great story. Check it out when it comes to your neighborhood.
RoxyFuzzball67 on Mar 24, 2009
Finally a film that is very provocative and enjoyable while not using CGI. The Education of Charlie Banks, reminds me of A Bronx Tale, St. Elmos Fire and The Outsiders all wrapped up into one. I was surprised by how well it's cast of relatively unknown actors performed. Well directed.
nikko deville on Apr 2, 2009
Custom paper writing on Sep 17, 2009
Great trailer indeed!
mervin on Feb 8, 2010
trailor seems interesting.. thanks for sharing...
denis on Feb 8, 2010
But to paraphrase Keynes: in the long run, we'll all be broke, at least those of us who work for low wages and live in exorbitantly overpriced motels. The self-cleaned house was the hallmark of womanly virtue. According to our instructions, she informs me, every one of them has to be taken down and polished with the owner's special polish.
Zend Review on May 6, 2010
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