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Answer This! (2011)

PG-13 | | Comedy | May 2011 (USA)
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Comedy set in the world of competitive bar trivia, centering around a group of frustrated academics who finally get a shot at beer, women and nerdy redemption when they enter a citywide trivia tournament.

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Paul Tarson
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James Koogly
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Izzy 'Ice' Dasselway
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Lucas Brannstrom
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Shelly
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Dr. Elliot Tarson
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Beth Tarson
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Trivia Chant Guy (as Nick 'Gimli' Parisho)
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Young Paul
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Conservative Sarah (as Carrie Fisk)
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Stoner Chaz
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A brilliant trivia whiz, Paul Tarson (Christopher Gorham) is great at answering life's little questions, but horrible at answering the big ones. Now he and his friends will finally get a shot at beer, women and nerdy redemption when they enter the biggest challenge of their lives, a citywide pub trivia tournament. But when Paul falls for one of his students he'll find out that the little things are bigger than he bargained for and will have to make the biggest adult decision of his life! Written by Elizabeth Obermeier, Marketing Manager

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Greatness is trivial. See more »

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content, language and smoking | See all certifications »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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While Paul and Naomi are in the bounce house, Naomi is wearing socks for most of the scene. However, in stills from the scene, and in one brief shot, she is clearly barefoot. See more »

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Sweet, predictable, fun, nostalgic
24 October 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film, set on the campus of the University of Michigan, makes the U look as good as it really is. Yes, I'm an alum, so I'm biased, but the story is well written, the cast well-chosen, and the direction excellent. The minor revelation of a secret identity is a great way to end this film. The professor who plays the father of the story's lead is an actual professor (now emeritus). He is held in high esteem by the many students whose lives he touched. It was a stroke of genius to build this role around him. Then, again, maybe it was so obvious, it wasn't genius at all. The film captures the procrastination and angst so many doctoral candidates suffer as they try to complete their theses. If you ever went there, you'll identify with this film. If you ever attended or visited the University of Michigan or wanted to, you'll find that aspect alone worth the trip to Answer This!


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