Bart Got A Room

Directed by Brian Hecker
  • USA
  • 99 minutes
  • 2008

“What other evening in your whole life is as big? Maybe your wedding. But odds are that will end in divorce anyway,” says Danny’s sage-like friend, Craig, as the two nerdy pals lounge poolside in the Florida retirement community they call home. The night in question? Prom, of course, and high school senior/band member/student council vice president Danny Stein wants what any reasonable young man wants on prom night - to get a little lovin’ from a cute girl. He’s got the hotel, limo, and tux lined up. He’s only missing one thing - the girl.

Director and writer Brian Hecker takes us back in time to a quirky world full of plastic flamingos, golf carts, and teen anxiety. Phenomenal comedic acting by Macy, the overly honest father who drags his son along as he cruises the singles scene, and Danny’s reoccurring exaggerated fantasies of possible dates make this the wittiest prom angst movie in ages.

Genna Terranova, Tribeca Film Festival Programme

William H. Macy, Cheryl Hines,Steven Kaplan