Bickford Shmeckler's Cool Ideas (2006)
Average Rating: 5.8/10
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Average Rating: 3.3/5
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Reclusive college freshman Bickford Schmeckler (Patrick Fugit) is a virtual fountain of cool ideas, and he records every single one of them in his prized, steel-bound notebook. When the notebook is stolen by hedonistic sorority girl Sarah (Olivia Wilde) during a toga party and subsequently comes into the possession of schizophrenic campus eccentric Spaceman (Matthew Lillard), the desperate Bickford embarks on a frantic quest to recover his most prized possession and prevent his life's work from
Aug 7, 2007
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What should be the American Pie of college genius comedies suffers from a lack of imagination and an absence of impudence...
Director Scott Lew is not without his own cool ideas (having Reno 911's Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon play campus cops is genius), but his focus is all over the place
The film's early momentum wears off, and we realize the movie's not as amusing or entertaining as it wants to be.
Bickford is an assured first feature for former Beacon Pictures exec Lew, with a winning cast and an infectious spirit.
Audience Reviews for Bickford Shmeckler's Cool Ideas
- Bickford Schmeckler: Happiness isn't just a switch in your head that you can turn on at will.
- Ralph: Yes, it is.
- Bickford Schmeckler: We exist in this narrow band of perception. It makes something as simple as thinking clearly, impossible.
- Bickford Schmeckler: Goddamn tyranny of logic!
- Bickford Schmeckler: The world doesn't need anymore self-important student poets.
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