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Hair Brained (2013)

HairBrained (original title)
PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy | 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 »

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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Storyline

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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Painful to watch, dull and overall lame
7 September 2015 | by falcon1111See all my reviews

Oh man, where do I start to express my disappointment with this horrid movie ? It's incredible to believe that Brendan Fraser can sink lower in his career, but this film proves that anything is possible. This is probably the worst acting in his filmography. Also the script is boring, lame, stupid and predictable. Directing is one of the worst I have seen... ever. The kid is annoying beyond believe. They make a desperate attempt to make him be cute and tender, but the results are lame. Large parts of the movie try to be funny, but they are filled with clichés and absurd, non funny scenes... The perfect cure for insomnia.


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