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Hair Brained (2013)

HairBrained (original title)
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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 »

Director:

Billy Kent

Writers:

Adam Wierzbianski (story), Sarah Bird (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Alex Wolff ... Eli Pettifog
Parker Posey ... Sheila Pettifog
Brendan Fraser ... Leo Searly
Julia Garner ... Shauna Holder
Michael Oberholtzer ... Laird
Elisabeth Hower ... Eve Hansen
Josefina Scaglione Josefina Scaglione ... Camilla
Toby Huss ... Whittman Moderator / Brad the Announcer
Greta Lee ... Gertrude Lee
Teddy Bergman ... Alan Warren
Robin de Jesus ... Romeo Torres
Curtis Gillen Curtis Gillen ... Harvard One
A.J. Shively ... Harvard Two
Kevin-Alan Daniels Kevin-Alan Daniels ... Harvard Three (as Kevin Alan Daniels)
Nilaja Sun ... Skidmore Moderator
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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.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual content, language, nudity, teen smoking and drinking, and drug references | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 May 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hair Brained See more »

Filming Locations:

New York, USA

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Love Lane Pictures See more »
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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Goofs

During one of the Mastermind competitions, the answer Petifog gave regarding abalones is incorrect. Abalones most definitely ARE molluscs (Phyllum mollusca). He goes on to say that they are instead a type of "marine snail" which is true, but ALL snails are molluscs (Class Gastropoda). Abalones are just in their own little family, Haliotidae, which has only 1 genus. See more »

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not bad for an unknown film...
6 April 2014 | by rooagSee all my reviews

I actually liked this movie, although I can see why others wouldn't. When I started watching, I thought it was a Brendan Frasier film, but it is most definitely not. Although he does a fine job in it, he is most definitely in a supporting role here. The acting was all around pretty good and the jokes, although a bit obscure, were quite good. It seemed to be fairly well written, and definitely had a certain " feel " to it from beginning to end. My suggestion would be that if you enjoy Wes Anderson films, you'll probably enjoy this. It's not quite as Quirky and odd, but definitely has the same vibe to it. Would definitely recommend for a rental.


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