Bart Got A Room (2008)

Nerdy high school senior Danny has spent six hundred bucks on the hotel room, the limo and the tux for his prom. He’s only missing one thing – the girl. Hampered by well intentioned but clueless advice from his newly divorced parents and unsympathetic mocking from his best friends, Danny battles peer pressure, teen angst and his own raging hormones as he desperately searches for a prom date. Danny’s luckless quest turns to panic when he learns that even Bart – the school’s biggest dweeb – has secured not only a date but also a hotel room for the night.

General Info:

Bart Got A Room
Official Movie Site
Genre: Comedy
Rating: PG-13
Release Date: 2008
Duration: 80 min
Director/ Writer: Brian Hecker
Starring: Steven Kaplan, William H. Macy and Cheryl Hines
Other Synopsis: cinema.theiapolis.com

Company Credits:

Production Co: Plum Pictures, Hart/Lunsford Pictures, Basra Entertainment, Benedek Films Foundation Films, Shrink Media
Distribution Companies: Anchor Bay Entertaiment,  Eagle Films
Other Companies: Indiepay, IndieClear, Cineworks Digial Studio, Cutting Edge Group, Edgework, Film Source, Final Frame, Leward Camera Systems, Lightnin’ Production Rentals, Lori Wyman Casting, Numb Robot, Sonic Magic, Sound One, Trade Audio Visual



Premiered at Tribeca Film Festival: April 25, 2008
Fort Lauterdale International Film Festival
Won- International Film Guide Award 2008



Chicago Gen Art Film Festival Jury Award – June, 2008
Asheville Film Festival Award for Best Feature Film – November, 2008





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Music Video:




William H. Macy  youtube

Chad Jamian Williams youtube

Alia Shawkat youtube

Kate Micucci youtube

Promo youtube

Promo youtube



Brian Hecker  youtube

Steven Kaplan nyunews

Interview youtube

Cinema Blend Interview cinemablend
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Brenner, Paul. “Bart Got a Room.” Film Critic. March 9, 2009. Web. 29, May 2012. link

Catsoulis, Jeanine. “Bart Got a Room (1995)” The New York Times, April 2, 2009.   Web. 27, June 2012. link

Cole, Stephen. “ Prom-Ready, but Lackin in Passion.” The Globe and Mail, April 30,      2009. Web. 29, May 2012. link

Cruell, Lucy.  “Bart Got A Room,” Indie Express. Web. 27, June 2012. link

Donelly, Elisabeth. “ See William H. Macy’s ‘Jew Fro’ in Bart Got a Room.” Tribeca Film. April 26, 2008. Web. 29, May 2012. link

Hillis, Aaron. “ Bart Got a Room May Be The Year’s Most Unambitious Comedy.” Village Voice. April 1, 2009. Web. 29, May 2012. link

Lumenick, Lou. “ Tuxedo? Check. Hormones. Check.” NY Post April 3, 2009. Web. 29, May 2012.link

Rich, Katey. “ Tribeca: Bart Got a Room.” Cinemablend. April 28, 2008. Web. 30, May  2012. link

Sharkey, Betsy. “Review: ‘Bart Got a Room.’” Los Angeles Times April 3, 2009. link

Simon, Alissa. “Bart Got A Room.”  Variety. April 29, 2008. Web. 29, May 2012. link

Terranova, Genna. “Bart Got a Room.” Tribeca Film, 2012. Web. 27 June 2012. link

Weitzman, Elizabeth. “Skip the Geeky ’Bart Got A Room’ and It’ll Be Your Loss.” New York Daily News, April 2, 2009.  Web. 27, June 2012. link

Wilkinson, Amber. “Bart Got a Room” Eye for Film February 17, 2009. Web. 27, June 2012. link


Feinstein, Howard. “ Tribeca Critics Notebook 3/ Some Gems at TFF: ‘Bitter and Twisted,’ ‘Bart Got a Room,’ ‘Days in Sintr.’” Indiewire, May 1, 2008. Web. 27,          June 2012. indiewire.com

Frey, Jennifer.” A Star of Local Stage Makes His Leap to Big Screen.” The New York Times, April 20, 208. Web. 27, June 2012. nytimes.com

Garfinkel, Jackie. “My Tribeca Film Festival Diary: Day 3,” I Village, April 28, 2008. Web. 27, June 2012. ivillage.com

Nome, Valerie. “ William, Cheryl Get Friendly at ‘Room’ Premiere.” OK USA, May 4,     2008. Web. 27, June 2012. okmagazine.com 

Staff. “Great Choices for the Young at Art at Tribeca Film Festival.” New York Daily News, April 25, 2008. Web. 27, June 2012. nydailynews.com

Vilkomerson, Sara. “ Today at the Tribeca Film Festival: 90’s Nostalgia (And We Don’t Mean Just Mamet) and the Festival’s Big Deal. The New Your Observer,            April 25, 2008. Web. 27, June 2012. observer.com