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Bickford Shmeckler's Cool Ideas (2006)

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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22 May 2008 (South Korea)  »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

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

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

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[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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Referenced in Living with Lew (2007) See more »

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Posed to Death
Written by Todd Fink, Dapose, Clark Baechle, Jacob Thiele, and Joel Peterson
Performed by The Faint
Courtesy of Saddle Creek
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Bickford Shmecklers' got cool ideas.
23 July 2007 | by 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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