Answer This!

January 3rd, 2011


Answer This!

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Comedy set in the world of competitive bar trivia, centering around a group of frustrated academics who finally get a shot at beer, women and nerdy redemption when they enter a citywide trivia tournament.

Release Year: 2011

Rating: 5.3/10 (328 voted)

Director: Christopher Farah

Stars: Christopher Gorham, Arielle Kebbel, Nelson Franklin

A brilliant trivia whiz, Paul Tarson (Christopher Gorham) is great at answering life's little questions, but horrible at answering the big ones. Now he and his friends will finally get a shot at beer, women and nerdy redemption when they enter the biggest challenge of their lives, a citywide pub trivia tournament. But when Paul falls for one of his students he'll find out that the little things are bigger than he bargained for and will have to make the biggest adult decision of his life!

Christopher Gorham - Paul Tarson
Arielle Kebbel - Naomi Nahar
Nelson Franklin - James Koogly
Evan Jones - Izzy 'Ice' Dasselway
Kip Pardue - Lucas Brannstrom
Kali Hawk - Shelly
Ralph Williams - Dr. Elliot Tarson
Chris Parnell - Brian Collins
Frank Zieger - Free Hug Guy
Julie Glander - Beth Tarson
Steve Abdo - Janitor
Nick Parisho - Trivia Chant Guy (as Nick 'Gimli' Parisho)
Ethan Gorham - Young Paul
Carrie Royce Fisk - Conservative Sarah (as Carrie Fisk)
Matt Lockwood - Stoner Chaz

Taglines: Greatness is trivial.


Official Website: Official site |

Release Date: 3 Jan 2011

Filming Locations: Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $2,000,000 (estimated)

Technical Specs


User Review

eternal grad student finds escape and meaning in the little things

Rating: 7/10

The movie was good, not great, but good. Arielle was a definite standout, as was Evan Jones as Ice. I would have liked to have seen more of Parnell and Ralph Williams. Gorham's performance was good as always, but I still had a hard time liking Paul all that much. It didn't help that this 30-year-old T.A. was playing footsie with his 18-year-old student. That said, the love scene was the best I've seen in a movie in years, the juxtaposition of romance and biblical text was very effective. But any sort of enjoyment you have of their relationship is pretty much killed during the library scene when even I wanted to smack him (Which I'm sure was the desired effect). When he gets his comeuppance from her, it's pretty well-deserved.

I've heard varying reports as to whether what they showed was a rough cut or the final product. Considering they have more screenings and won't be hitting the festival circuit till next year I would bet there will be more edits to come.

The film is definitely a visual love letter to the town of Ann Arbor, and seeing it in its home was a special treat. I love when a town becomes not just a backdrop but a character in the movie, as the Farahs have done with it here.


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