From the creators of Hard Candy (Vulcan Productions) and the American Pie series (the Weitz Brothers) comes Bickford Shmeckler’s Cool Ideas, a cosmological college comedy by writer/director Scott Lew.
Patrick Fugit stars as Bickford in this sex-drugs-and-rock-and-roll comedy about a young man who has hidden himself away in a world of brain-melting, intellectually grandiose ideas. When his book of "cool ideas" is stolen by sexy, hedonistic Sarah (Olivia Wilde), Bickford is forced to get "outside of himself" to get it back. Ultimately, Bickford’s story is one of an indomitable spirit triumphing over tragedy. The remarkable supporting cast includes Matthew Lillard (Scooby Doo, Without a Paddle), Cheryl Hines (Curb Your Enthusiasm), and John Cho (Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle).
This film is a labor of love I've spent the better part of a decade trying to achieve. Thanks to an army of loyal Shmeckler-heads, it is now finally ready for the world to consume. It's about rediscovering what's most important in life, expressing yourself and having fun. It's dedicated to anyone who has ever had a dark night of the soul and figured out a way to come out smiling. Bickford is a hero to me, and I hope after joining him on his odyssey, he and the other crazy characters in this kooky world find a place in your heart as well.
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