Raising Genius

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Raising Genius
Directed by
  • Linda Voorhees
  • Bess Wiley
Produced by Bess Wiley
Written by Linda Voorhees
  • Chris W. Johnson
  • Mark Ritchie
Edited by
  • J. Bretton Truett
  • Bess Wiley
Bathroom Boy Productions
Distributed by Allumination Filmworks
Release date
  • March 10, 2004 (2004-03-10) (United States)
Running time
83 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Raising Genius (working title Bathroom Boy) is a 2004 American comedy film written by Linda Voorhees and co-directed by her with Bess Wiley. The film stars Justin Long, Wendie Malick, Ed Begley, Jr., Stephen Root, Danica McKellar, Mark DeCarlo, Tippi Hedren, Shirley Jones, Clint Howard, and Sam Huntington.[1] It was a selection of the Paris Film Festival in Paris, France, in 2005,[2] and also played at the Waterfront Film Festival in South Haven, Michigan in 2005.[3]


Nancy Nestor (Wendie Malick) is the perfect wife and mother now at her wits' end when her teenage genius son Hal (Justin Long) locks himself in the bathroom for months to work on a mathematical equation which involves studying of Lacy Baldwin (Danica McKellar), a cheerleader next door, as she bounces up and down on a trampoline. Nancy's husband Dwight (Stephen Root) is too wrapped up in his own petty concerns to help her. When a burglary brings the police to inspect the crime scene, they find Hal locked in the bathroom and suspect he is being held against his will and call Social Services.[3]



  1. ^ Vincent, Ed (2007), "Raising Genius (2004)", Oak Park Journal .
  2. ^ Résumé du Festival du film de Paris Ile-de-France 2005 (in French), retrieved 2014-10-15.
  3. ^ a b Raising Genius at the Waterfront Film Festival, retrieved 2014-10-15.

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