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HairBrained (2013)

 -  Comedy  -  31 May 2013 (USA)
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When 14-year old genius/outcast Eli Pettifog is rejected from Harvard, he ends up at Ivy League wannabe Whittman College. It's hate at first sight. At Whittman, Eli meets 41- year-old ... See full summary »

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When 14-year old genius/outcast Eli Pettifog is rejected from Harvard, he ends up at Ivy League wannabe Whittman College. It's hate at first sight. At Whittman, Eli meets 41- year-old freshman Leo Searly. Leo, a gambler whose world has imploded, has dropped out of life to enroll in college. This odd duo becomes unlikely friends. Written by Sarah Bird

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This is Eli Pettifog. He's got a score to settle, and it's going to get hairy.

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When Eli is playing pinball you can hear the sounds of an old EM pinball machine. Eli is playing Fish Tales which is a solid state machine and has full electronic sound. See more »

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A funny tale of friendship and love when a young genius doesn't get into the college of his choice.
29 January 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'm eagerly awaiting the sequel! One of the most beautifully written movies I've ever seen, Hairbrained is funny and emotional with a cool vibe through and through. It is amazingly acted, the music is terrific and I've never felt better leaving a movie theater. It is everything a movie should be -- funny, emotional, and leaves the theater goer wishing there was more. Adam Weirzbianski deservingly received Best Screenplay at the Brooklyn Film Festival, and Alex Wolff received Best Actor. Brendan Fraser and Parker Posey are incredible in this movie. I cannot explain how every person should see this movie -- a great tale of friendship and love. This is a DO NOT MISS! I wish all movies were this fun and quirky.


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