William H. Macy in ‘Bart Got a Room’ comes to DVD July 28

Anchor Bay Entertainment is releasing the comic gem, “Bart Got a Room,” the 2008 film festival favorite, on DVD July 28, 2009.

Written and directed by South Florida native, Brian Hecker, the coming-of-age film is set in the pastel pink suburbs of Miami and stars William H. Macy (“The Cooler”), Cheryl Hines (“Curb Your Enthusiasm”), Jennifer Tilly (“Bullets Over Broadway”), Alia Shawkat (the upcoming Whip It!), and newcomer Steven Kaplan as the film’s centerpiece character, Danny Stein.

Hecker is currently co-writing the screenplay for the upcoming bio-pic, “Atari.”

The film also features YouTube star, Brandon Hardesty, and debuted at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival to sold-out shows and critical acclaim.  Most recently, the film received the Best New Filmmaker Award at the 2008 Ft. Lauderdale Film Festival and the Best Fiction Film Award at the 2008 Asheville Film Festival.

The Premise:

Nerdy high school senior Danny (Steven Kaplan) 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 (William H. Macy, Cheryl Hines) and unsympathetic mocking from his best friends (Brandon Hardesty, Alia Shawkat), Danny battles peer pressure, teen angst, and his own raging hormones as he desperately searches for a prom date.  “What other evening in your life is as big?  Maybe your wedding night, but odds are that’s gonna end in divorce anyway,” muses Danny’s friend Craig as the two pals lounge poolside in the decidedly unhip retirement community town they call home. 

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.

The DVD special features include a Pop-Up Production Notebook, the theatrical trailer, and Sneak Peeks.

The Details:

Street Date:               July 28, 2009            

Pre-book:                   June 25, 2009

Cat. #:                      DV16429

UPC:                         0-1313-16429-9 5

Run Time:                   79 Minutes

Rating:                        PG-13

Format:                       1.85:1 / 16 x 9

Audio:                         Dolby Surround 5.1

Subtitles:                    English SDH, Spanish

Bonus Features:        Pop-Up Production Notebook, Theatrical Trailer, Sneak Peeks

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