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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 »
2 wins. See more awards »

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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

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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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Right after Hares are shown beating Skidmoore in Collegiate Mastermind, a guy is seen holding the newspaper "WHITTMAN DAILY" in a classroom. When the camera captures a close-up view of the news on the corner of one of the pages, you can clearly see that the sentence "... It is there first win in over 30 years." See more »

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Not overly remarkable in any way...
3 April 2014 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

"HairBrained" was an adequate movie, it wasn't great, nor was it a waste of time. I must admit that I really had expected a little bit more from it.

The story is about an odd friendship between a young 13 year old genius who is attending college and a somewhat mature and out of place student. Despite their differences, they are kindred souls in a way.

There weren't any laughs in the movie to be found anywhere, and the movie was frightfully predictable. But what made the movie bearable to watch was the performances put on by Brendan Fraser and Alex Wolff as the two out-of-place individuals in a college environment.

I didn't really get the deal with the strange hair on the Eli Pettifog character, it was just too much and it was a nuisance to look at throughout the entire movie.

"HairBrained" is the type of movie that you are most likely to watch once and not bother to pick up to watch a second time, because it just doesn't have enough contents to support more than a single watching.


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