4.8/10
1,616
6 user 4 critic

Brain Drain (2009)

Fuga de cerebros (original title)
Emilio, a shy, not too brilliant pupil at a humble local secondary school, has always harbored a secret love for Natalia, the cutest, brightest girl in the class. On the last day of the ... See full summary »

Writers:

Álex Pina (screenplay), Curro Velázquez
Reviews
1 win. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

The brainless teenagers form Brain Drain are back and this time they will be going to the Veterinary Faculty at Harvard University.

Director: Carlos Therón
Stars: Adrián Lastra, Alberto Amarilla, Hannah New
Los hombres de Paco (2005–2010)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Follows police officer Francisco "Paco" Miranda and his men through funny cases.

Stars: Paco Tous, Pepón Nieto, Carlos Santos
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

A youth group is preparing for what the summer of their lives will be, including secrets, lies, pickups, sex, confusion, and especially great night party. Most teenagers are not aware that ... See full summary »

Directors: Alfonso Albacete, David Menkes
Stars: Mario Casas, Ana de Armas, Yon González
Comedy | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Hoping to earn his mother's respect, a young hustler-turned-businessman tries to open a brothel with his two useless buddies.

Director: Paco Cabezas
Stars: Mario Casas, Vicente Romero, Luciano Cáceres
Adventure | Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A teacher with paranormal abilities helps a group of ghosts graduate high school.

Director: Javier Ruiz Caldera
Stars: Raúl Arévalo, Alexandra Jiménez, Javier Bódalo
Ismael (2013)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

An 8-year-old boy tracks down his father.

Director: Marcelo Piñeyro
Stars: Belén Rueda, Mario Casas, Sergi López
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The sequel of Three Meters Above The Sky, starts with the return of H to his hometown where reconnecting with the past means struggle and also a new love.

Director: Fernando González Molina
Stars: Mario Casas, Clara Lago, María Valverde
Grupo 7 (2012)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A squad of four undercover cops are charged with cleaning up the streets of Seville from drugs and prostitution.

Director: Alberto Rodríguez
Stars: Inma Alcántara, Andrés Blanco, Javier Berger
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Ruth is a young researcher in a college. She was asking for three of her ex's weddings. Along the way she is trying to find her soulmate and for a companion to every wedding, she enlists the help of her new fellow assistant.

Director: Javier Ruiz Caldera
Stars: Inma Cuesta, Martiño Rivas, Quim Gutiérrez
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Two young Spanish men, with a university education, are tired of unemployment and decide to move to Germany. But soon they will find out that finding a better living is not as easy as they expected.

Director: Nacho G. Velilla
Stars: Yon González, Julián López, Blanca Suárez
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Eliseo is ugly, lame and single. He hasn't met the woman of his life and has never known love. Nati is ugly, missing a breast and separated. She found the man of her life but, even so, has ... See full summary »

Director: Nacho G. Velilla
Stars: Javier Cámara, Carmen Machi, Juan Diego
Action | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A privileged woman and a reckless man fall in love despite their different social classes.

Director: Fernando González Molina
Stars: Mario Casas, María Valverde, Álvaro Cervantes
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mario Casas ... Emilio
Alberto Amarilla ... Chuli
Amaia Salamanca ... Natalia
Canco Rodríguez Canco Rodríguez ... Cabra
Gorka Lasaosa ... Ruedas
Pablo Penedo Pablo Penedo ... Corneto
Blanca Suárez ... Voz angelical
Sarah Mühlhause Sarah Mühlhause ... Claudia Smith
Álex Angulo ... Cecilio
Asunción Balaguer ... Abuela Emilio
Joan Dalmau ... Abuelo Emilio
David Fernández David Fernández ... Loren
José Luis Gil José Luis Gil ... Manuel
Fernando Guillén ... Abuelo Natalia
Loles León ... Rita
Edit

Storyline

Emilio, a shy, not too brilliant pupil at a humble local secondary school, has always harbored a secret love for Natalia, the cutest, brightest girl in the class. On the last day of the school year, when he finally decides to declare his love, Natalia is awarded a scholarship to study Medicine at Oxford. It would seem that all is lost for Emilio, but his drop-out school-pals are not ready to throw in the towel. After faking qualifications and scholarships, this band of brainless nuts land in Oxford, causing havoc in the normally peaceful campus existence. Written by The Film Catalogue

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Edit

Details

Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish | English | German

Release Date:

24 April 2009 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Brain Drain See more »

Edit

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$1,614,450 (Spain), 24 April 2009, Limited Release
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Antena 3 Films See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Featured in Fuga de cerebros: Así se hizo (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Please
Written by Robert Ramírez
Performed by Susana Ruiz
Courtesy of Globo Media Música Publishing, S.L.U.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Brainless and Corny… but Makes Laugh a Lot
23 May 2011 | by Claudio CarvalhoSee all my reviews

In Spain, the eighteen year-old Emilio (Mario Casas) has been in love for Natalia (Amaia Salamanca) since he was five; however, he has a series of physical problems and is too shy to declare his love for Natalia. His best friends are the outcast José Manuel Flash Sanchez Expósito a.k.a. Flash, who is blind but acts like a normal teenager; Wheels (Gorka Lasaosa), who is paraplegic and sexist; Goat (Canco Rodríguez), who is a hacker and drug dealer; and Corneto (Pablo Penedo), who is a womanizer.

When Emilio is ready to tell Natalia that he loves her, she is informed that she has been accepted with scholarship in Medicine in the Oxford University. Goat uses his hacker abilities to falsify documentation and scholarships in the Medicine course in Oxford for the five friends. When Emilio meets Natalia, his friends decide to help him to get closer to Natalia; however, for each plan that they plot to get Emilio closer to Natalia, the result is always a great disaster.

"Fuga de Cerebros" is a brainless and corny comedy that follows the style of "American Pie"; therefore it is the type 'love or hate' film. The pattern is always politically incorrect with scatological and sex jokes, funny and surrealistic situations and definitely a movie that will never be indicated for an Oscar. The "good guys" are flawed, otherwise it would not be funny; and the "girl" is sexy and very beautiful. The result made me laugh a lot and I really liked it. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "A Garota dos Sonhos" ("The Girl of the Dreams")


8 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 6 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed