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Smart People, 2008

Smart People
Directed by: Noam Murro
Written by: Mark Jude Poirier
Language:  English, Spanish
Country:  USA
Runtime:  95 min
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Smart People can be described as clever, touching, and humorous. The plot revolves around parents and children, family relations, and couples. The main genres are drama, comedy, and independent. In approach, Smart People is realistic. It is located in Pittsburgh. It takes place in contemporary times. Note that Smart People involves drugs/alcohol and profanity.

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Dennis Quaid stars as a bitter, washed out widower in Smart People, a film that tackles the lives of... more

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Language: English, Spanish
Country: USA
Release date: 20 January 2008
Runtime: 95 min

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Dennis Quaid Dennis Quaid As Lawrence Wetherhold
Sarah Jessica Parker Sarah Jessica Parker As Janet Hartigan
Thomas Haden Church Thomas Haden Church As Chuck Wetherhold
Ellen Page Ellen Page As Vanessa Wetherhold
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A sharp, superbly acted character-driven comedic drama.
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Poirier is a master at dialogue. His script crackles with sharp lines and he gives all his scenes a splendid comic undertow.
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This started out a little weak, but got good about 1/3 in. The standouts here are Thomas Hayden Church &amp; Ellen Page. This is probably my favorite role of his. Great character arc which does a great job of highlighting his natural talent... Ellen...
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11.September.2010 |  by: Nooshi N.
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The acting is so terrible and the plot just drags- I could only stand about 20 minutes of this before I had to shut it down. Dennis Quaid is awful in this movie. Awful.
08.April.2010 |  by: Keith
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I was thinking about half-way into this that I was liking it a lot, but being kind of apologetic about that fact for no firm reason. But sue me, I really enjoyed it. Good script, even better actors. Is it a five-star classic? Beats me. Sometimes...
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29.March.2010 |  by: Democritus
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While never really becoming the kind of snarkily disarming misfit dramedy it sets out to be, Smart People is ultimately enjoyable. The core trio of Dennis Quaid, Ellen Page and (especially) Thomas Haden Church all have enough chemistry and...
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10.July.2009 |  by: neoroosta
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Since it's festival circuit, and knowing the cast involved as well having an idea of the plot beforehand, I was very excited to see this. This movie is about as fun as getting shot in the foot. There are moments - but they are few and far between -...
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22.March.2009 |  by: Matthew
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