A fourteen-year-old genius gets rejected by Harvard and ends up at a much lower ranked school where he makes friends with a mature student.
Decent watch, probably won't watch again, and can't sincerely recommend. I like Brendan Fraser well enough and he nailed it in this support role, but Alex Wolff pretty much carries the movie, playing off of everyone else wonderfully. It is rare to have a collegiate coming of age story, but they managed to cover the idiosyncrasies of a young genius in a new world quite well. What really breaks me from the movie is the slew of crimes being committed against Eli as he is 13-14 years old. The other thing is that trivia isn't the most exciting thing, as exampled by the movie. They could have easily done an applied science competition that would have been a bit more compelling. While I don't regret watching this subtle, slice of life story, there just isn't much to say about it: just very little payoff.