The coming of age comedy HairBrained centers on 14-year-old genius and social misfit Eli Pettifog (Alex Wolff) who, after being rejected by Harvard, settles for Ivy League wannabe Whittman College. Eli gets more than an academic education when he meets freshman Leo Searly (Brendan Fraser), a 41-year-old gambler who enrolled in college after his life fell apart.
The two strike up an unlikely friendship. With some coaching from Leo, the geeky Eli soon becomes more popular, while Leo works on his relationship with his estranged daughter and tries to use his gambling skills to pay for her college tuition.
The cast also features Julia Garner, Michael Oberholtzer, Greta Lee, Austin Pendleton, Parker Posey and Fred Melamed.
This film was directed by Billy Kent, known for the quirky 2006 comedy, The Oh in Ohio. Kent also wrote the screenplay along with collaborators Sarah Bird and Adam Wierzbianski.
HairBrained comes to DVD this week. Check out the trailer below.
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