Release dateApril 25, 2008 (2008-04-25) (Tribeca Film Festival)
April 3, 2009 (2009-04-03) (United States) GenresComedy, Indie film, Teen film, Coming of age CastSteven Kaplan (Danny), William H. Macy (Ernie Stein), Cheryl Hines (Beth Stein), Ashley Benson (Alice), Alia Shawkat (Camille), Brandon Hardesty (Craig) Similar moviesNormal Adolescent Behavior, Pitch Perfect 2, Jupiter Ascending, Never Been Kissed, Carrie, The To Do List
Bart got a room trailer
Bart Got a Room is a 2008 comedy film written and directed by Brian Hecker, and stars Steven Kaplan, Alia Shawkat, William H. Macy, and Cheryl Hines. Also appearing in the film are Ashley Benson, Brandon Hardesty, Kate Micucci, Jennifer Tilly, Dinah Manoff (in her last film role as of 2017) and Chad Jamian Williams as Bart. The film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 25, 2008. It had a limited US release in select theaters on April 3, 2009 and was released on DVD on July 28, 2009.
Kate micucci bart got a room tribeca film festival
The film chronicles nerdy high school senior Danny Stein (Steven Kaplan) and his unsuccessful attempts to secure a prom date while his divorced father and mother (played by William H. Macy and Cheryl Hines respectively) are on their own unsuccessful quests to find love. The film's name comes from the fact that the most unpopular kid in school, Bart Beeber (Chad Jamian Williams), not only secured a date for the prom, but got a hotel room after as well. This is a source of great anxiety for both Danny and his family.
Ashley Benson as Alice
Steven Kaplan as Danny
William H. Macy as Ernie
Cheryl Hines as Beth Stein
Alia Shawkat as Camille
Brandon Hardesty as Craig
Kate Micucci as Abby
Jon Polito as Bob
Jennifer Tilly as Melinda
Katie McClellan as Gertie
Dinah Manoff as Mrs Goodson
Michael Mantell as Dr. Goodson
Chad Jamian Williams as Bart
Angelina Assereto as Marcie
Filming took place in Hollywood, Florida. The film is a semi-autobiographical story inspired by Hecker's life growing up as a nerd in South Florida. Hollywood Hills High School was used for the shooting of some scenes in the film. This movie marked the first time that Alia Shawkat, Dinah Manoff, and Michael Mantell have worked together since their appearances on the 2001-2002 TV series State of Grace.
Bart Got a Room won "Best of Fest" awards at The Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, The Asheville Film Festival, and The Chicago Gen Art Film Festival. The film currently has a 69% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
In the opening sequence, the film features the song "Sing Sing Sing", played by the Hollywood Hills High School Band at the Hollywood Beach Bandshell.