Bickford Shmeckler's Cool Ideas
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Bickford Shmeckler's Cool Ideas
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 being credited to someone else. John Cho and Fran Krantz star in a cinematic labor of love from… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 50%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's the sort of small-scale comedy that invites multiple viewings."
‑ David Cornelius, eFilmCritic.com
"The film's early momentum wears off, and we realize the movie's not as amusing or entertaining as it wants to be."
‑ Eric D. Snider, EricDSnider.com
"What should be the American Pie of college genius comedies suffers from a lack of imagination and an absence of impudence..."
‑ Sean Axmaker, MSN.com
"Bickford is an assured first feature for former Beacon Pictures exec Lew, with a winning cast and an infectious spirit."
‑ Marrit Ingman, Austin Chronicle
"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"
‑ Luke Y. Thompson, New Times
"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."
‑ Scott Weinberg, eFilmCritic.com
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