Bickford Shmeckler's Cool Ideas (2006)

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When his journal of bright ideas is stolen, college freshman Bickford Schmeckler (Fugit) has to blanket the campus in order to locate it.



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When his journal of bright ideas is stolen, college freshman Bickford Schmeckler (Fugit) has to blanket the campus in order to locate it.

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First she stole his theories. Then his heart.


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Release Date:

22 May 2008 (South Korea)  »

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Cool Ideas  »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)

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(European Film Market)

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1.85 : 1
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Scott Lew:  the guy in the automated wheelchair that beeps at Bickford as he is standing outside the College Services building. See more »


As the camera pans along Trent's car as he reads The Book, you will see a man with glasses in the reflection of the car. See more »


[first lines]
Title Card: Nothing can ever be truly, fully understood. Not even the simplest thing. Not even this. - Bicford Shmeckler
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References A Clockwork Orange (1971) See more »


Performed by Frank Black & The Catholics
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Bickford Shmecklers' got cool ideas.
23 July 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I loved this movie. Although my opinion is biased on the fact that I adore Patrick Fugit and would be pleased with anything he was cast in. I was greatly impressed by Olivia Wilde's performance on the big screen, as I had only seen her on a few episodes of The O.C.

I found the theories in 'The Book' itself to be 'brain-gasmic' and quite thoughtful. Surly something I, myself, would have wanted to read if there were such a book published.

I gave the movie and overall 8 because, although I was excited to see Patrick, the plot was slow and I wasn't quite satisfied with the ending of the film.

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