Over the years I have seen many movies with stories about high school kids-stories about the new kid, kids trying to fit in, and films about the popular kids. Some are dramas, some comedies and some with both drama and comedy. Then here comes what is suppose to be a comedy about Charlie Bartlett, who is the “new kid in town” at a public high school. He attempts to fit in and goes about the task all wrong.This film, which seems to be aimed at high school students has an “R” rating which clearly states that it is inappropriate for that age group. I believe that it is rated correctly. With the use of offensive language, drug deals and smoking on school property, and sexual content, this definitely is not family approved. Although this movie contains many offensive materials, and was more of a drama at times than a comedy, it did contain some lessons for students and parents about high school pressures. It is too bad the film itself was not more family friendly. We are unable to award our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal to this movie.