Harvard Man

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Harvard Man ★★½ 2001 (R)

Dropping a metric ton of acid while getting chased by the Mafia and the FBI: it's all just a day in the life of Harvard student Alan Jensen (Grenier). Meanwhile, the busy scholar/basketball player is also juggling two girlfriends: a mobster's daughter/ cheerleader (Gellar), and older philosophy professor (Adams), as well as the throwing of a basketball game. Stoltz and Gayheart play the mobster's bookies with a twist. Inspired by his own ‘60s acid trip, director Toback's modern coming-of-age comedy is long on mayheminspired action and dialogue but short on characters to care about and isn't as fun as it sounds. The all-too-real depiction of a bad trip alone, however, is worth a look. 100m/C VHS, DVD . US Adrian Grenier, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Joey Lauren Adams, Eric Stoltz, Rebecca Gayheart, Gianni Russo, Ray Allen, Michael Aparo, Al Franken; D: James Toback; W: James Toback; C: David Ferrara; M: Ryan Shore.