Answer This!

Overview

A trivia-obsessed University of Michigan graduate student and Ann Arbor native adds a new twist to his favorite game upon realizing that he's about to enter the real world, and he has no idea how to earn a living. Paul's father has always been there to support him, but now the time has come for the son to strike out on his own. Uncertain of how to function outside of his comfort zone, Paul uses his vast years of experience answering random questions in bars to launch the first official Ann Arbor Pub Trivia ...
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Overview

A trivia-obsessed University of Michigan graduate student and Ann Arbor native adds a new twist to his favorite game upon realizing that he's about to enter the real world, and he has no idea how to earn a living. Paul's father has always been there to support him, but now the time has come for the son to strike out on his own. Uncertain of how to function outside of his comfort zone, Paul uses his vast years of experience answering random questions in bars to launch the first official Ann Arbor Pub Trivia Tournament, an event that will determine once and for all who is the biggest fountain of useless knowledge in town.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; ; Commentary with "Funny or Die" Producer Mike Farah, Writer/Director Christopher Farah and Producer Anna Wenger; Behind the Scenes with Cast and Crew Interviews; Love Letter to Ann Arbor; Deleted Scenes; Outtakes; Trailer Gallery
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Perry Seibert
With the amiable Michigan-centric comedy Answer This!, director and screenwriter Christopher Farah makes a solid, promising debut. The movie stars Christopher Gorham as Paul, a U of M grad student who would rather spend his nights competing in trivia contests at local bars with his best friend James Nelson Franklin than work on his thesis. He's a teaching assistant for the beloved Dr. Elliot Tarson Ralph Williams, although he managed to land the assignment partly because he's Elliot's son. As the new semester begins, he finds himself attracted to Naomi Arielle Kebbel, an undergrad in his father's class, and their friendship allows him the first chance to express his uncertainty about his future. When Paul and James learn of a city-wide trivia contest, Paul fixates on winning it all, which allows him to ignore the fact that he doesn't want to do what's expected of him -- follow in his father's footsteps. Farah has comedy chops, and they are on display right from the opening scene, which establishes the friendship between Paul and James as they play Trivial Pursuit against each other. Their playful bickering is amusing, and it's edited so that each joke lands with the greatest impact. From the beginning, you can tell you are in the hands of a first-time director with talent -- a filmmaker who understands not only how to make his characters likable, but also how to make the most of a small-scale budget. But that's not to say the movie lacks production value. Farah lands a number of recognizable actors for small but memorable roles, with Evan Jones stealing just about every scene as Ice, the third member of their trivia team, who doesn't seem to know much except when they need him the most. Saturday Night Live's Chris Parnell is reliably goofy as the MC for the big contest, and Farah sets scenes in locations that showcase the beauty of not only the University of Michigan -- this is the first movie allowed to shoot inside Michigan Stadium during an actual game -- but Ann Arbor as a whole. Granted, the story in Answer This! isn't breaking new ground. It's a basic tale about a man who knows about everything in the world except himself, but it's well-acted, solidly written, consistently charming, and admirably restrained. Farah never gets laughs at the expense of his characters or at least, not without giving them some moment of triumph later. Answer This! is a smart, unassuming debut with its heart and its funny bone in the right place.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/10/2012
  • UPC: 031398148005
  • Original Release: 2010
  • Rating:

  • Source: Lions Gate
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:45:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 20,666

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Christopher Gorham Paul Tarson
Arielle Kebbel Naomi Nahas
Chris Parnell Brian Collins
Kip Pardue Lucas Branstrom
Nelson Franklin James Koogly
Evan Jones Izzy "The Ice" Dasselway
Kali Hawk Shelly
Ralph Williams Prof. Eliot Tarson
Technical Credits
Michael Farah Director, Producer
Christopher Farah Director, Screenwriter
Nicole Abellera Casting
Iris Bainum-Houle Costumes/Costume Designer
Alexi Gomez Production Designer
John Paesano Score Composer
Jon Leshay Musical Direction/Supervision
Wendy Nomiyama Editor
James Renald Songwriter
Christian Sprenger Cinematographer
Anna Wenger Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Answer This!
1. Trivia God [5:57]
2. Bible Literature [7:55]
3. Pub Trivia [8:09]
4. Ice Tigers [8:29]
5. The Little Things [5:29]
6. Test Prep [3:30]
7. Rope Swing [5:45]
8. Your Decision [4:23]
9. Save It For Trivia [6:24]
10. The Stacks [6:53]
11. So Proud [6:16]
12. A Discussion [7:19]
13. Trivial Pursuit [7:07]
14. Grand Championship [6:24]
15. Local Trivia [7:54]
16. See You Around [6:42]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Answer This!
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   Scenes
   Subtitles
      English
      Spanish
      Subtitles: Off
   Special Features
      Commentary With 'Funny Or Die' Producer Mike Farah, Writer/Director Christopher Farah and Producer Anna Wenger: On/Off
      Behind The Scenes Of Answer This!
      Deleted Scenes
         James And Nerd Girls
         Prophets Of Our Generation
         Speed Deamon
      Love Letter To Ann Arbor
      Outtakes
         Izzy And James
         Guys Outside Bar
         Lucas Resume
      Answer This! Trailer
      Also From Lionsgate
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