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      Bickford Schmeckler's Cool Ideas

      R 2006 1 hr. 15 min. Comedy List
      50% 6 Reviews Tomatometer 54% 2,500+ Ratings Audience Score Bickford Schmeckler (Patrick Fugit) has a lot of "cool ideas" about things like the meaning of life and the unified field theory. He keeps them all in a giant notebook that he guards with his life. So when a sorority girl (Olivia Wilde) somehow manages to steal the book, he scours the campus to find it before all his ideas are lost forever. Meanwhile, everyone who reads the book experiences a radical change in consciousness, blown away by Bickford's amazing revelations about life. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered May 17 Buy Now

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      Nick F The movie was hugely miscast. The character development was zero, and the main character was awful. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 08/02/23 Full Review Dude S 54%? You guys kidding? Rated 5 out of 5 stars 07/13/23 Full Review Audience Member Awesome experience. Let's the viewer question what their own meaning of morality and reality are. A funny journey into the mind of someone in an early-life crisis. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/24/23 Full Review Audience Member Lot's of odd characters in this..starts of kinda grand but then loses it's momentum.. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/16/23 Full Review joseph s I like high school / college centered movies but this one didn't donit for me. boring story with a mopey protagonist. It gets an extra half a point because of Olivia Wilde Rated 2 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Entertaining for what it is. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/18/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Marrit Ingman Austin Chronicle Bickford is an assured first feature for former Beacon Pictures exec Lew, with a winning cast and an infectious spirit. Mar 24, 2006 Full Review David Cornelius eFilmCritic.com It's the sort of small-scale comedy that invites multiple viewings. Rated: 4/5 Oct 1, 2007 Full Review Sean Axmaker MSN.com What should be the American Pie of college genius comedies suffers from a lack of imagination and an absence of impudence... Oct 1, 2007 Full Review Luke Y. Thompson New Times 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 May 24, 2007 Full Review Eric D. Snider EricDSnider.com The film's early momentum wears off, and we realize the movie's not as amusing or entertaining as it wants to be. Rated: C+ Apr 17, 2006 Full Review Scott Weinberg eFilmCritic.com Packing quite a bit of wit, wisdom, craziness, and creativity into its slick-looking and efficient frame, Bickford Schmeckler's Cool Ideas is a bizarrely charming little diversion. Rated: 4.5/5 Mar 19, 2006 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis Bickford Schmeckler (Patrick Fugit) has a lot of "cool ideas" about things like the meaning of life and the unified field theory. He keeps them all in a giant notebook that he guards with his life. So when a sorority girl (Olivia Wilde) somehow manages to steal the book, he scours the campus to find it before all his ideas are lost forever. Meanwhile, everyone who reads the book experiences a radical change in consciousness, blown away by Bickford's amazing revelations about life.
      Director
      Scott Lew
      Executive Producer
      Rosanne Korenberg, Peter Principato, Jonathan Shestack, Paul Young
      Screenwriter
      Scott Lew
      Production Co
      Depth of Field
      Rating
      R (Drug Use|Sexual References|Language)
      Genre
      Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jun 14, 2011
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